Sadly , the courgettes and squashes don't seem to be flourishing as much as I would have liked, hence they haven't covered as much of the ground as I would have hoped, in turn this has allowed the weeds to really take over. I've been told by a long standing allotment holder the courgettes etc never really get underway until late June/July, so theirs still hope for them at the moment.
We didn't get very far with the weeding as it started to rain so we decided to go over to the shed and take a break.
The shed is close to the bee hives and for the first time since we have been going to the allotment we could hear the bees buzzing very loudly, shortly after the heavens opened up and we have a few cracks of lightening and rumblings of thunder.
On Saturday we were interviewing for the Heritage project and whilst speaking to Peter one of the bee keepers I mentioned how loud the bees had been the previous day - he explained that bees really dislike storms and will often become agitated just before one breaks. This was certainly true on Friday.