That title, I know, I just couldn’t resist. So here’s the jungle (sorry, I mean allotment) on Saturday morning: Really, really overgrown again. Here are the beds I dug out at the front of the plot: There are a couple of beetroot amongst the weeds, good luck spotting them! As for the tool box and […]
Read More Jungle is massive.
A wedding one weekend, then a virus laying me low the next weekend – so two weekends without a visit to the allotment. Big mistake. I now own a jungle. Waist high grass, check. Nettles, check. Around nine tons of bindweed, double check. The weeds have grown at a ridiculously alarming rate. I mean it […]
Read More Welcome To The Jungle (apologies to Guns’n’Roses) …
Day two. The good weather has disappeared, grey sky’s and light rain are the order of the day instead. In the autumn and winter I covered up large sections of the allotment with tarpaulins and weed control fabric. Everything I read said this would kill off all the weeds and made it a lot easier […]
Read More Bank Holiday allotmentering, part 2.
First day at the allotment this weekend was hot, sunny and exhausting, the second day was just as exhausting but much greyer. For the moment, here’s the update from day one. I went in with a lot of ideas and a whole list of jobs, all waaaaaaay over ambitious. Once I realised how much work […]
Read More Bank Holiday alotmenteering, part 1.
Not much work on the allotment this weekend, mostly watering really, but there is some progress. To start with, the apple tree has gone from a few buds to full on blossom overload! Really hoping for a good crop of apples, it’s one of the crops I am most looking for from the plot. A […]
Read More April on plot 48
Away from the seedlings growing in my undecorated bedroom, we have growth at the allotment. To start with we have rather a lot of raspberry plants and a healthy looking apple tree. Then we have a few daffodils and the beginning of some tulips. While the garlic and onions continue to thrive. All looking promising […]
Read More Meanwhile, down at the allotment…
So, after a fortnight or thereabouts the seeds were beginning to sprout. Another week later and they’re even further along. Not a lot in the way of herbs but a lot of lettuce, beetroot, spring onion and a few tomato plants – with a scattering of others. All looking good so far but probably not […]
Read More Seedlings
At the moment the weather is starting to improve here. We’re getting fairly tolerable daytime temperatures, although we are still getting a few frosty mornings. There are buds on the trees, a few small leaves and even, here and there, a little blossom. I’m not sure if Spring has yet sprung but it definitely seems […]
Read More Planting, sort of …
So I went to the allotment today and found I’d had a visitor. A thieving bastard of a visitor, unfortunately. They broke open the tool trunk, you can see the broken bit below. Didn’t look like they took much, if anything. One of the benefits of having battered second hand tools I guess. The other […]
Read More Thieves, and work at the allotment
As part of the ongoing process of clearing the allotment I decided to set up a couple of the other raised beds left by the previous owner. I picked two in reasonable condition and started clearing weeds. Then I found a use for all the packaging accumulated over the Christmas present buying marathon of November […]
Read More More raised beds