I’ve been on holiday for a couple of weeks, that is I’ve been off work, not holidaying away anywhere. I’ve spent a little time at the plot, but not much, as I’ve either been out with Ben or it’s been raining again, or just too hot. Mad weather. I’ve been on holiday for a couple… Continue reading Of Jam, Bread, Chooks and Gladioli
Things are starting to fruit and swell and pod. The weeds have been knocked back and I’ve started to harvest a few things. I got a punnet of redcurrents the other day and the first onion of the year. I got a small basket of spuds, lots of herbs and a few carrots too. There… Continue reading Starting to Harvest
It’s been funny old weather again. I’ve not been to the plot for a week because of the rain, then it went all tropical for the weekend again, now it’s all cloudy and drizzling. So, all in all, not got a lot done for much of last week, then went mad at the weekend, weeding… Continue reading Rain, Sunshine, Weeds and Frozen Eggs
Just in the nick of time, while the sun was still showing itself and before the heavens opened, I got most of the urgent jobs done on the plot. Of course everything, by now anyway, will need hoeing and weeding again, but at last the back breaking stuff is finally done. The main job was… Continue reading Just in time.
At last, it’s done! The whole plot is dug over. My back was burning for a few days but the last bit of plot has finally been turned over. What’s more, with Ben’s help, most of the beds at the back end of the plot have been manured. We’ve used the communal manure heap for… Continue reading All Dug!
The path was getting a bit scraggly in places and, as my back is still playing up and I need to ease off the heavy work for a while, I did a bit of light edging, then some mowing. I also cut out a little border around the shed. It was hard to trim right… Continue reading Keeping it Tidy
I’ve gone and given myself a sore back, not sure how, but I’m trying to stretch and exercise it back into shape. It does make digging difficult though and there is a big chunk of the plot that still needs digging yet. Add to that the warmer weather and the sudden weed growth, and things… Continue reading Slowing down, just a bit