Life in the tunnel is thriving. Come with me for a closer look.
The dahlias are on schedule for a late May planting out date. Cafe au Lait is the slowest to get going but I’m optimistic that the tiny green shoots will develop into a plant capable of producing dinner plate sized flowers! I’m going to have a small dahlia field this year…
I have a broad bean, yes ONE! The flowers are beautiful and the fragrance amazing but clearly I need to signpost that to the pollinators, otherwise it’s going to be a very special meal for one…
Fortunately, the peas are a lot less high maintenance and also met with Billy’s approval
I planted the cucumbers to their final position, also under Billy’s supervision. I wrapped fleece around them as the climate is a little cooler/variable than the greenhouse. I’m hopeful this female variety will reliably produce bitter-free fruits.
The peach trees both have a good number of fruit-lets.
As do the strawberries in their refurbished bed.
I’ve added a day’s leave to each end of the Easter bank holiday, so I’m looking forward to a short week and lots of plotting.