05 September 2009

Sunflowers and Apples

E's sunflowers have grown up into the apple tree!  What an amazing colour combination they make,

There are apples and pears up high...
...and sprouts and cabbages down low.  Our brassica bed has been eaten alive by cabbage whites - I can see some sort of egg on that sprout, must go out and find it, I didn't notice it whilst I was taking the picture!  The cabbages are alright inside but you have to peel back quite a few layers.  I think next year we'll put on some kind of fly sheet to stop all this munching, I'll do some googling.  Its a shame because the white butterflies look so beautiful fluttering about up there and yet they are such a pest.