Really, I don’t think the fact that the new greenhouse cover has already torn should come as a surprise, but when I got home this evening and noticed the damage I was disappointment, nonetheless.
It was also a disappointment that, inspire of some rain, the ground where I wanted to plant out some new purple runner beans, which have sprouted surprisingly quickly, was untouched by water. It was rock hard as well. Still, notwithstanding my psoriatic hands, I managed to dig the holes for these beans. And for a marigold which is just about to flower.
Talking of marigolds, I was delighted that the one planted with the first batch of runner beans is in flower. And the beans themselves are making some headway after a shaky start.
Another thing I am pleased about is the solitary cauliflower I sowed last summer. It is a bit of an odd shape but I absolutely don’t mind. This will be the first of its kind since 2011 and I’m looking forward to eating it. Very soon!