This is "Clou". It is one of the new blight-resistant varieties. Look how few leaves it has. Maybe this is something that contributes towards its blight-resistance, because it must facilitate air-circulation.
Elsewhere, the Brussels Sprouts are gradually filling their "cage":
That net is not going to be too tall you know. It needs to stand at least a few inches taller than the plants, to stop the butterflies laying eggs on the leaves through the net.
The spare brassicas that didn't get planted are serving a purpose too. They are the "sacrificial" plants, poor things, luring the white butterflies away from the "A-team" plants!
The plants outside the net are just there for the photo. Normally they live at the other side of the garden, as far away as possible. I have inspected them and they are covered in little butterfly eggs.
|White butterfly laying eggs on a PSB leaf.|
I'm beginning to be mildly hopeful that this year might be the year in which I produce for the first time a vaguely worthwhile Celeriac. Do I see the vestiges of a bulb here?
I only have four Celeriac plants, but I'm doing everything I can to bring them to a successful conclusion - mainly feeding and watering.
The cucumbers have not done much yet. I have only had one fruit so far.
There are some more forming though, so hopefully it won't be long now before I get a worthwhile number.
This is a little patch of Oregano which is flowering at present.
The bees and hoverflies absolutely love it. Here are some photos of bees which I took last weekend:
Next to the Oregano I have some Lavender in flower too, and the bees love that as well.
As do the hoverflies...
Since I'm posting some photos of insects, I'll chuck in this one of a Cricket, just for good measure!