saves nine. So the saying goes. I used to hear this, mostly when the hem of my school skirt was adrift, (though I usually thought ‘that’s what sellotape is for’). Why the saying? We had heavy frosts in the middle of April. Though I fleeced newly planted peas we didn’t have enough fabric to cover all the crops and I’ve noticed that some of the strawberry plants are showing symptons of ‘black eye’.
This has been caused by the frost. I’ve been picking off the flowers as these won’t develop fruit. We’ll need to see if there has been any other effects once the strawberries start to develop. The kiwi also took a hit, certainly on the leaves.
The apples were starting in flower when the frosts came; I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed for them. Elsewhere it all looks pretty good.