Things aren't looking as good as I'd hoped at the allotment at the moment. And to top it all, the tops of the plants seem to be missing.
Leek, top missing.
Sweetcorn, top missing.
Broad bean, ditto.
The carrot. In fact, I actually have two carrots, not one like I said before. Two! Both with the tops missing. Insult to injury.
For goodness sake. What is going on here??? My plot neighbour says it's muntjac. Apparently there have been hoofprints and maybe even a sighting. I hear that they're incredibly destructive, despite looking small and cute-ish. So now there are badgers, slugs and muntjac eating the stuff. Not to mention more ants' nests than you could shake a stick at and every kind of pernicious weed known to man. But hey, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger right?
Here are some pretty things at the allotments, to take the edge off of the dark destruction. I should probably mention that none of the pretty things are on my plot. Doesn't stop me enjoying them though.
Firstly, this beautiful mix of flowers and foliage. It was the scent that stopped me in my tracks first, it was divine.
I've no idea what any of it is except the foxgloves and maybe some kind of rose thing. But I just loved the combination of colours. It's all been planted along the boundary of the site, and it makes me so happy that people put so much work into making the area look lovely.
I really must plant some of these Sweet Williams next year. I've planted a few flowers, but none of them will be in bloom for a while yet. In the meantime me and the muntjac will be enjoying the asparagus. I hope everything is blooming in your garden, and that the pests aren't too pesky.