Busy afternoon digging out the rest of my wonderful compost! I used it to mulch the strawberries and 3 barrow loads went where I plan to plant the fruit - Blackcurrants, gooseberries etc.
Weeded the leeks which were almost submerged. Then realised how thick the weeds were alongside the raspberries so hoed them off - but had to rake them up as they were so thick!
Harvested purple sprouting and green broccoli (amid clouds of whitefly but no time to spray again!), carrots that had split after the rain, and swiss chard.
Tip for dealing with Vine weevil.
Everett (Plot 18?) shared with me how he dealt with vine weevil attacking his pots of young strawberries. He drowned them!
Initially he flooded the compost from the dead rootless plants in a bucket of water and Jeyes Fluid and the dead bodies floated out.
Then, to ensure the other plants were not affected, he sank the remaining pots into water up to the rim and left them there for 24 hours. The plants can cope with that but the grubs are drowned.
We are not sure that this will deal with the unhatched eggs but the process could be repeated after, say, a fortnight after when they have hatched into grubs.
Worth trying - and a darn sight cheaper than the chemical treatment from the garden centre!