The long, cold Winter resulted in a fine display of apple blossom this Spring, but it looks as if it is going to be another good year for fruit. These apples have set quite well and are enjoying the warm weather.
Definite signs of life on this Sungold tomato
plant. After a very, very slow start we are now trying to catch up. This is a greenhouse tomato plant, the others outside are a bit further behind.
I overwintered one of my Black Pearl Chilli
plants from last year on a sunny windowsill over the Winter. I cut the stems right back in Spring and gave it some heat and light in the greenhouse propagator. Chilli plants are perennial given the right conditions, these lovely leaves will turn purple and black and will fruit with small, black, chillis.
The purple tomatillo
plants are enjoying the sunshine outside now. I bought these seeds in Texas back in March, and they seem to be quite sturdy little plants. In fact, in previous years I have had volunteer tomatillo plants popping up in Spring all over my patch on their own! Tomatillo plants need to be planted together in groups to aid pollination.
I am disappointed with the results of my nematode worm
slug treatment. I bought a packet of Nemaslug
and followed the directions to the letter. I kept the soil wet for 2 weeks after application (not hard in my London clay soil) but my beautiful Blauhilde beans
have been eaten to death! I wonder if Nemaslug kills snails as well? Aren't they just slugs with shells?
Finally my Masterpiece Broad Beans
are shooting up. Now tall enough to get staked and tied up for support. I am really looking forward to these.