July has been much the same as June – mainly wet and fairly cool for summertime. The plants need heat!! Our strawberries were soaked out, the raspberries grew well but were blown to ground by high winds and very heavy rains. We barely got a look-in at the loganberries this year. So very wet and unseasonably cool. Boo!
At least the blooms have been spectacular, with many plants which normally fade in the summer have remained in full and robust growth.
And the flowers at the allotment are also coming on well. Especially the big guy’s beloved sea holly!
So it’s not all been a wash-out…..