Down on the Allotment

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Fruits of Labour

 An eventful day yesterday, Leo won a 2nd place in our Jubilee street party. Here he is with his Pearly King costume. He managed to keep the hat on for the whole time, with the aid of some strong elastic under his chin and pieces of chicken on his nose!
 Meanwhile thing are starting to happen. These Gooseberries are coming along nicely.
 Broad Beans are further along than I had anticipated. It must be all this rain!
 There is even a sign of an outdoor strawberry changing colour.
And the first tomato!! Summer must be right around the corner.

15 Comments:

At 8:24 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Well done Leo, Bramble is jealous of the outfit. She wants me to dress her up as a Frenchman, but I told he we don't do cross dressing it will have to be a French Maid , Oh La La.

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger 5olly said...

Our broad beans have gone metal. there's already a glut! no tomatoes or strawberries yet!

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger sylvan said...

the pearly costume looks such fun!
I always think it is great when first fruits start to come in... I am eagerly awaiting first tomatos... and your gooseberries make me wish I had space for a bush or two, me thinks I need a bigger allotment, and the time to manage it!

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Well done! Leo deserves the prize. More treats, pleez!

 
At 3:11 PM, Anonymous kitsapFG said...

Leo looks quite fancy and definitely deserving of his award.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Theanne said...

Leo's costume is fabulous...and he wears it nicely...congrats Leo on the second place (though you really deserved a first I'm sure!)

The fruit and veggies are coming along quite well! All looking very happy and healthy in their pre-eatable state!

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Captain Shagrat said...

Second prize... Leo was robbed;-) Just out of interest what was the winning pooch dressed as?

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Scribble Spud said...

I feel so inadequate! My broad beans are about 5 inches high and battered by pea and bean weevil. Sigh. Have loads of chive flowers though - they grow in huge amounts through my gravel path. So pretty.

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger Matron said...

Captain Shagrat - the winning pooch was a Jack Russell terrier between two hot dog buns with tomato ketchup all over his back!

 
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At 8:54 AM, Blogger Shaheen said...

Flash outfit. Congrats to you and Leo

Your fruit and veg are well ahead of mine, I was pottering in the garden yesterday and my strawberries are coming through, no tomatoes or broad beans, though there are flowers ther and Guess what, I haven't mentioned it on my blog yet - but both my father and I have our own allotment too. He has an apple tree on his and I have a gooseberry bush :) LOokign forward to growing for sure.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Leo looks incredible!
I have an update to do on the lottie after my holiday, I can't believe our broad beans either. Yay, summer is here (just got to ignore the rain!) x

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger Midmarsh John said...

Well done to a patient Leo and a creative Matron.

 
At 5:01 AM, Blogger Wyatt said...

That outfit is Super!! Well done, Leo!

Our strawberries and tomatoes are looking just like yours...but your beans are way ahead.

Wyatt

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

Did Matron make this pearly outfit? I was in London at the right time for a day of the Pearly Kings & Queens one year. Glad Leo can join in there now. I found blossoms and more of your tomato sprouts when I returned, but no actual tomatoes, nor pumpkin sprouts. Giant slugs are out in full force. And cold weather.

 

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