It is unbelievably windy down on our allotment site and my poor broad beans which are growing taller everyday are taking a battering. Fortunately they still have all their flowers on them but they are starting to lean slightly despite my attempts to help them (I had to tie on another level of twine around the bamboo structure!) However I did notice another, slightly larger, bundle of broad bean pods when examining the plants which makes me so happy! It seems today was a good day to check everything because my peas have started to flower and the flowers on the strawberry plants have formed into strawberries, some of them are rather big! I can almost taste all this food!
My fruit bushes are also doing great with flowers on the two larger blackcurrant bushes and perfectly shaped gooseberries have appeared on both my bushes too! My raspberry canes are producing some nice leaves but I am not expecting much from them in their first year, two out of six of the canes have produced no foliage so I will have to replace them later on.
On other news (and this is bad news!) my trusty DSLR Canon 400D has died 🙁 I am absolutely gutted and slightly annoyed, the shutter has jammed and when I researched the problem apparently it’s a known Canon fault. My job this week is to take it to a repair specialist and pray that they can fix it cheaply, otherwise I will have to look into getting a new camera and you can bet that it won’t be a Canon!
So I apologise now for the rubbish photographs that will appear here for the next couple of weeks, I am completely lost without my camera!