July roundup

Potatoes caught earliest blight ever, whilst coping with drought, now water-logged, most healthy survivor Carolus.

Brilliant cherries, best for many years, earliest, and tastiest when fully ripe, Celeste.

Plum crops very heavy, knew I should have propped up more as two main branches broke on Purple Pershore.

Cucumbers doing well, new plants grown from rooted tips of fading original (which has cropped since March) are really vigorous.

Spent a lot of time waiting by pool to catch dragonfly larvae emerging to quit their pupae, gave up as now thought too late, next day there the empty cases were!

Heavy rain so often, so unusual, lots of lush growth, especially stinging nettles, all goes to making better and bigger compost.