Posted: 27/07/2013 at 21:21
Been raining steadily here since about 3.30pm and has just stopped. Went down the garden and filled buckets and watering cans with water and the water butts are now filled to overflowing. Grass is much greener and the 'crop circle' has gone (thankfully).
Picked some more tomatoes from the greenhouse (It's only the 'Red Alert' that are ripening at present) Apero and Country Taste all still green but the Country Taste are more than 4 inches dia. Apart from the 6 CTs I had to pick off because they'd gone a funny colour they are doing very well. I finally came to the conclusion the 6 had succumbed to the heat as they were fully exposed to the sunlight whereas the others had some shade from the leaves.
I do have some green GH shading but it's difficult to secure over an octagonal GH - I think I'll make something bespoke for next year as I don't like the paint on stuff. We also have a number of small frogs hopping around the graden and in & out of the greenhouse: keeps the smaller slugs under control and the grand children love to see them.