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Weather and Watering

June 22, 2017

After a sweltering four days in London I was slightly dreading seeing the allotment on my return. Neighbour Colin watered the greenhouse tomatoes and surprisingly the rest of the plot looked absolutely fine. The broad beans were snug in their protective coats and even the lettuce appeared not to have suffered.

The first crop of beetroot was harvested…

I picked the last of the peas and made an allotment soup. Onions, garlic and a large courgette were chopped and cooked in butter and olive oil for ten minutes. The peas were added plus chopped mint and cooked for another ten minutes before serving with a dollop of fromage frais.

I love this planter in Peckham full of tall Verbena bonariensis with a wisteria planted at one end to climb up the house facade.

And I am looking forwards to getting a visit from a Hummingbird Hawk Moth on this buddleia. Apparently it’s a common enough sight on the same plant in S. Devon.

And the allotment sweet peas are still producing masses of long-stemmed flowers…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2017 12:43 pm

    That planter is lovely. I’m looking at ideas for growing things up walls where I don’t have soil beneath.. i.e. most of them! Surprised the wisteria survives, but maybe that is a way of keeping it compact?

  2. June 24, 2017 1:01 pm

    It is a young plant but well-watered and with support on the wall.But I agree it will be a challenge to get it to the height of many wisteria that I spotted in other parts of London.

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