How are the plants in the greenhouse getting on I hear you ask.
Here's the greenhouse on the 19th of May
And now it looks like this
The tomatoes on the right all got some sort of virus. The top leaves curled up into funny shapes, we took off the tops of the plants which means there are only 2 trusses on each plant. I looked it up in a book of diseases and there is something called Tomato Fern Leaf Virus and that's probably what it was. Annoying and not something I've come across before. At the end of the growing season I'll be giving the whole of the inside a really good clean with disinfectant, something I should have done earlier but I was in too much of a hurry to get started on the growing. Of course I've also got too many plants too close together which hasn't helped.
Straight ahead on the metal bench are 4 cucumber plants. I only meant to have 2 but 4 seeds germinated. Then I thought I'd fit in 3 plants but found another big pot and kept all 4! Once again too close together, they are trailing around the sides of the greenhouse tied onto wires. Since my post with the FIRST TWO CUCUMBERS we've had 3 more of these half sized beauties. I've pinched out a lot of the side shoots after two fruits and taken off quite a lot of teeny fruit, this puts more oomph (not a gardening term you'll hear on Gardeners World!) into the remaining cucs and the main stem.
On the left up on the wooden bench are the 4 aubergines and several peppers - both chilli and sweet peppers, of course just because I wanted more sweet than chilli it's the other way round. There's another aubergine on the bit of bench just inside the door on the right. The grapevine was also there until it went crazy and started to take over. I re-potted it and it's now in the conservatory taking that over instead.
Also on the left is a Begonia in a pretty pot that our Eldest gave me for mother's day, the inedible orange tree, more mangetout peas to go out in a week or two, more climbing French beans just sown, some little pots of parsley that need potting on or out and some pots of Basil.
On the whole not too bad and really no room to fit in anything else.