I thought it was too good to be true. I thought we had escaped any damage as the remains of hurricane Bertha passed through, but on going up to the fruit and veggie garden this morning, we found that the runner beans had been toppled.
Thank goodness the fence was in the way to stop them going any further. I have to admit, it was rather top heavy, so many beans were being produced, but I would have thought they were protected by the fences, the wind must have circled round doing its damage.
We have loads of beans in the freezer already, so its not too disastrous.After having a good look at the structure, we decided that we could leave it where it is as we can get to any beans that are still forming. It would be impossible to put it back to how it was, thank goodness the sweetcorn behind the beans is still standing upright. We did escape very lightly compared to other people that we saw on the news, it seemed to get worse as it crossed the country.
Still standing upright with lots of nice cobs forming on the 9 plants that we have, it won’t be long before we are able to enjoy them.
I spoke too soon in yesterday’s post when I said I hadn’t seen any Silver Washed Fritillary butterflies. Having a wander in the front garden today and examining all the butterfly plants I saw this beauty on the Eupatorium. It is a large butterfly, about 4 inches from wing tip to wing tip, I’m so glad I was in the garden at just the right moment!