Its been a while since I posted here. Life is certainly busy. And I am just about getting myself organised again after returning from a lovely holiday in Scotland.
So for those who can remember, that shed my husband bought from a fellow allotmenteer is now standing proud and upright with the help of my Son who did most of the hard work.
Here you see the Old ‘Lean too’ shed in the background which is going to be pulled down. The base of the new shed is laid out, Using old concrete fence posts
The shed now errected and with new felt roof and I gave it two coats of wood preserve paint. The old one is still behind it and is awaiting being pulled down.
You can see how dry the wood was on the shed from my painting it with wood preserve, the contrast in colours.
When I got back after our vacaction, I set to and weeded. Along with thinning out of plants. Click to enlarge photo’s and read.
Turnips before I thinned them
These were the turnips after I had thinned them out.
If you look closely you can see the blossom on my young cooking apple tree. I have yet to weed this section of the allotment The eating apple still has no blossom so hopefully next year it will
This part was where I had all the Gladioli last year.. You can see where the small corms had started to grow, so I set to to weed.
Now you can see the Gladioli after I weeded.. The main bulbs have been planted nearer the new green house this year as I have moved the flowers around this year.
Here you can see what my hubby has been up to.. He took some old metal ladders that were rickerty apart. Taking out the step runners.. He has laid them out and staked them into the ground.. In the background the canes with the bottles on top are where we have put the Dahlia’s this year. .
The next stage was to get lengths of pipe and bend over putting into the runner holes.. then using canes stabilize the arches using ties to hold firm.
The next stage we covered the rows with netting.. So as to keep butterflies away and hopefully stop caterpillars eating.
Here are two tunnels now completed protecting brassica’s and Chard.. The small net, I used to cover the peas, as the birds and pigeons just love young pea shoots, ( as do I in a salad ) In the forground you can see the Garlic which I also weeded out.
Tomato plants are thriving and are much larger than this now and will be planted in the allotment green house next week
As you can see, I have been busy planting up hanging baskets and wall hangers in the home Greenhouse. These will go out when the threat of any over night frost is gone at the end of May.
Wishing you all