Wednesday, 16 June 2010

A late allotment post

Here's the structure I build every year for my beans. At each corner I drive in strong posts of wood to which I attach the canes and then build up the frame. I like this shape as you can easily access beans in and out. Also you get a gorgeous green shady tunnel. I am growing runner beans and climbing french beans up it - I put string acrosss the top so they can carry on climbing across the top and form a roof.
This picture of the potatoes was taken about a month ago and it's amazing how much they have grown since. They are also flowering.
I'm having one of those days. Do you get them? It feels like you've been turned inside out and any sad news you hear feels like it is drawing blood. I know you can find reasons for wars but when you break it down to what it is, it seems so incredible that we behave in this way. I honestly hope they'll be a day when it will un-understandable.


  1. Even the mention of runner beans is enough to make my mouth water. :)

  2. Splendid! The slugs ate all my beans again.

  3. jinksy- shamefully i prefer french beans but runners are so pretty.
    rachel- pesky slugs.what a shame.

  4. I love your allotment. I have them days. Today I had a strange day, but injected with humor from Ryver...I told him he needed to grow a little before he could get on the climbing frame....he was dissapointed but took it well I thought. He was sitting for awhile next to the climbing frame, so I asked him if he was ok...Yes Mum, just waiting to grow a little.xxxxx

  5. tina- ryver is so funny!! xxxxxxxxxxx