A Fritillary? Sunning itself on the North Downs.
I have to net my currant and blueberries but raspberries and strawberries aren't touched! I think it depends on your local environment.
They've definitely got the gardening bug Fairygirl, they have grown 7 different varieties of toms aswell as peppers, chillies and cucumbers in their greenhouse.
Thanks for the recipe Raisingirl, I will pass it on to her
Thanks Dove, I think it's a fantastic effort for 2 novice gardeners.
My niece sent me this picture of her harvest from her greenhouse today. It's only the 2nd year that she and her fiance have been gardening! They have real enthusiasm for gardening and it's great to see their efforts pay off. She's going to have a go at making some homemade ketchup as they have so much fruit.
Thanks Fairygirl, I'll put that on my list when ordering my seeds.
Was there any manure added to the soil? Other than being a bit more awkward to peel it doesn't impact on the condition of the root. I normally leave my parsnips for the winter months and enjoy the other summer veg that's in abundance. They will improve in flavour after being subject to some frost.
A nice little picking, carrots and calabrese with sausages for dinner tonight. Maybe blackberry and apple pie for dessert?
Best year in a while for blackberries, 20 mins picking from brambles on the edge of the allotment. Loads more still to come