Some of the Nasturtiums are being attacked by blackfly with a little help from their friends. The ants are acting as guardians while also 'milking' the aphids for their sticky dew. Here's one caught in the act.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The sky glowered and there were strong winds throwing the gulls off-track as they flew over the allotments today. Still, the rain kept off. I planted 30 slender leeks (not as thick as a pencil yet) and earthed up the potatoes. The potato plants of my surrounding plot holders are tall and in flower. I was late getting mine in the ground so they have a while to catch up but hopefully we will get a late harvest. The raspberry bushes were weighted down with ripe fruit and a couple of the onions were ready to pull. These are the rewards for a bit of effort on the weekend.