Monday, 20 July 2015


As previously mentioned, about 77 strawberry plants seemed a good idea a few years ago. Everyone likes strawberries don't they, and they're not cheap in the shops etc.

Well so far I've had at least 12 pounds of the buggers (and nearly half as much again have gone unpicked and rotted/spoiled). Problem is, picking them involves a lot of time and bending over and my back's not particularly good at bending.

I've made jam, ice cream, given loads away and have a shopping bag full of frozen ones that I don't really know what to do with. Needless to say, I'll be halving the amount of plants for next year.

Anyway, some picture highlights of this year's strawberry bonanza.

A small fraction of the strawberries so far picked

Strawberry that looks a bit like someone facing right

Strawberry that looks a bit like a boot (or Italy if you like)

Allotment bath tub lilies are in bloom, but the tadpoles/frogs appeared to have either hopped off, or not made it.