Was feeling really tired today, having not eaten quite enough over the last few days. But following a big meal after work, I found the inspiration to get into the garden for an hour.
The runner beans are coming along nicely – and as three more were growing inside, I planted them out as well.
I’m puzzled as to why the broad beans only seem to have pods halfway up the plants but after a peek at the mangetout under the cloche, I was really pleased to see these plants are recovering from the bird attack.
Incidentally, whilst outside one of my neighbours popped her head out the window for a chat and happened to comment on how there seemed to be more pigeons this year. I’m glad she said that as I had wondered why the mangetout were being eaten when in previous years I had had no such problems. At times like this, I realise how precarious our food supplies can be and marvel at how people survived in the past.
© Helen Butt, June 2014