Sunday, August 19, 2007

Back from Norfolk!!!

We're backfrom Norfolk and here is a rather belated look at the 'usual view' to get us going! We've been back for a week now but I have only been down for a look and to pick some beans, raspberries & blackberries so I haven't got too much catching up to do.

The brassicas seem to have been getting on OK while we've been away...

...and so have the raspberries and sadly the convolvulus as well!

The sweetcorn have really taken off in the last week or two and I am beginning to think we might get that 'Indian Summer' after all! ('Indian Summer' being both the variety of sweetcorn and the conditions required for it to produce a crop this year.)
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7 Comments:

Anonymous Allotment Lady said...

Hope you had a nice time in our neck of the woods

The allotment is looking lush and lovely as usual

Monday, 20 August, 2007  
Blogger Mike said...

Hi Al - I thought Norfolk was wonderful! We divided our time between beach, broads & Norwich. A very good mix in my opinion. I knew a bit about Suffolk as I taught at Culford School just outside Bury St Edmunds for a couple of years in the early eighties.
I've never visited the broads before - water everywhere, and dragonflies too!!!
We\stayed in East Somerton, visiting Winterton, Cromer, Horsey mere, Great Ormesby broad to name just a few...
A wonderful holiday, thank you:)

Tuesday, 21 August, 2007  
Blogger Mike said...

Hi Al - I thought Norfolk was wonderful! We divided our time between beach, broads & Norwich. A very good mix in my opinion. I knew a bit about Suffolk as I taught at Culford School just outside Bury St Edmunds for a couple of years in the early eighties.
I've never visited the broads before - water everywhere, and dragonflies too!!!
We\stayed in East Somerton, visiting Winterton, Cromer, Horsey mere, Great Ormesby broad to name just a few...
A wonderful holiday, thank you:)

Tuesday, 21 August, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mike Nice to see you yesterday. Thought I would take this opportunity to leave a message,I should be working, well I am really.

I think the Muffins are going down well with William, the boy who will eat anything.

see you soon

John

Tuesday, 21 August, 2007  
Blogger Mike said...

Hi John,
Thanks for your comment - we seem to have sorted the problem with the rising of the muffins.

Good to see you all too,
Cheers, Mike

Tuesday, 21 August, 2007  
Blogger Matron said...

Your patch looks wonderful. Your sweetcorn looks very healthy, I am thinking of planting more stuff out of a black plastic sheet/mulch. How do you water them enough through the sheet?

Thursday, 23 August, 2007  
Blogger Mike said...

Hi Matron - the sheet is porous and water goes straight through it. But it reduces evaporation from the soil, so you won't have to water as much as usual! I know this year is exceptional but I haven't watered anything except seedlings so far.

All the best, Mike

Thursday, 23 August, 2007  

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