Too hot to work in the sun so after watering all the plants we made for the shade and had a BBQ.
The rain made everything grow, especially the grass and weeds. We strimmed, dug, weeded and topped up beds with compost, then we were ready to plant. So far leeks, shallots, french beans, courgettes and an aubergine have gone in. The bean bed is surrounded with copper wire mesh to ward off slugs as metaldehyde pellets are banned at the allotment.
The gardeners were lucky to have beautiful sunny weather over the Easter bank holiday. All our fruit trees are in blossom, the cherry will need netting to keep the birds from taking all our crop.
There is plenty of work to do, knee-high grass and weeds everywhere, so much digging. The hot weather has made the soil very hard!