A busy build up to the first weekend in June when we opened the garden under the National Garden Scheme open gardens. Along with 8 other gardens in the village we were open on the Saturday and Sunday. A lot of hard work in the build up but a rewarding experience and nice to hear comments from visitors who can see what we have been doing behind the “Great Wall of Tysoe”!
The weather here like almost everywhere in the UK has been very unseasonably hot. Watering has been a challenge and now our eight 200 litre water butts and the 6,500 litres rainwater stored underground are now empty. We have to sacrifice some plants which, fingers crossed, may recover when the rain comes, and just water the greenhouse plants. Saving the washing up water and anything else we can to use on the other vegetables.
Despite all these problems we have been harvesting lots of mini munch cucumbers, a few of the crystal lemon cucumbers, lettuce, gooseberries, red, white and black currants.
The last of the asparagus has been picked, we only pick for about 6 weeks then let the ferns grow to put energy back into the root system for next year.