Today thunderstorms arrived in Edinburgh. Very pleased to have the allotment watered, but it has been a bit of overkill. We've had a very dry couple of months and watering anxiety had set in.
Last night we went to the plot and picked just about the last of our soft fruit. Good timing as it turned out.
Our one mature gooseberry bush has been coming up trumps this year
We also have solitary red and blackcurrant bushes:
We are onto our third variety of strawberry. After Marshmello, Cambridge Favourite (below) we are picking Florence. These last two failed to produce more than slug food for the last couple of wet years, but have justified their stay of execution while the Marshmello settle in.
Another good producer currently is Mange Tout, Oregon Sugar Pod:
You may have detected an absence recently. We've been on holiday where there is no internet - the Highlands: Here's a snap from Loch Ness. It was a great evening and we stepped out from a celebratory meal at the Dores Inn to this view of the Loch. We were roaming in the gloaming: