Yes; despite a little neglect during this hot weather, all is well on the allotment, and everything's coming along nicely. We gave everything a good watering (hopefully enough to help it withstand a little more neglect this week...) and picked our biggest strawberry harvest yet - almost enough to feed us both!
This little square of the plot in particular made me smile. The courgettes and crookneck squash are looking really lush, there are a couple of volunteer sunflowers doing really well, which I am looking forward to seeing flower, and at the back the first runner beans are shooting up their obelisks.
The beans are starting to flower too, and don't they look fab?
I got even more excited when I took a closer look at the courgettes: this one is nearly big enough to feed us.
And then I uncovered this one on the other plant!
I don't know how it managed to get so huge with so little water, when on the same plant two other baby courgettes have started to wither and rot. I'll never understand plants. All I know is that I know nothing.
The hot weather seems to have another casualty too - this one in the home garden. This tomato plant hasn't been very happy at all, even though I water it every day.
Yesterday I sat it in a bucket of water to make sure the deeper roots got a good soaking, and it seemed to perk up a bit, but today when I went to see it it had completely flopped over! I tied it to a cane, quick, and maybe that's all it needed, or maybe I'm overthinking this and the clue is in the name of the variety; 'Sub Arctic Plenty'. Maybe this is just the wrong summer to grow tomatoes bred for British weather!