Gardening holds rich rewards as we know, and we also know it requires effort and putting in the time or nature soon takes control and your allotment will revert back to the field it once was..
This piece is where we had the butternut Squash last year.. The water system 🙂 , still in place.. And has still to be cleared and sorted.. And that rickety old shed is still standing despite the high winds.. but this summer it will definitely come down..
And yes.. I did dig all that piece myself.. Hubby snook up and shouted as I looked up.. He snapped it .. 😉 So no laughing. 😉
Spring time is when many take on new plots but for many new allotmenteers they can be put off with the prospect of digging their first ploughed furrow which when a plot has been neglected for years looks like a field..
So our Allotments offer to plough it up for them. But once ploughed it requires tender loving care.. And years of getting all the twitch that is the grass and bind-weed out. As well as horse-tail which roots break which create more to grow. And you will never get rid of the billions of seeds you unearth each time you dig it afresh… So you have to keep on top of things. Because Mother Nature Gives, but she soon reclaims what is hers.. 😉
The green house was cleaned and my husband put the grow bags in and filled up the pots with more compost. securing the canes in readiness for the tomatoes
This is the greenhouse in the allotments.. my hubby got them all ready over the Easter weekend and now the tomatoes are in..Photos next time of them growing..
You can see the Leeks and the rainbow chard in the corner.. Still waiting to go into the cold frame..
Remember the holes that were limed for the cabbages. Well now the cabbages are in.. They are covered up as we have a lot of wood-pigeon who just love young cabbage leaves..
Hubby planting out cabbages in those limed holes of the other week. They are watered in and then covered.. He will heal them in firmer in a few weeks once the roots get a firmer grip.. This helps get a tighter cabbage or sprout..
Here you can see the Pea rows.. A few misses which I put more seeds into and watered.. And that kneeler is a blessing. to my knees..
These are our apple trees.. I forget which is the eater and cooker.. We only got the 5 apples on one last year… So looking forward this year to trying both.
Below you can see the Gladioli small corms I left in from two years ago now sprouting.. Hopefully they may flower this year.
Here our apple trees a cooker and an eater have more blossom this year
Close view of apple blossoms..
These seeds were taken out of the pumpkin we used for Halloween.. I dried around 20 of them.. We set 6 and all have germinated
Now I am usually the one behind the camera and its a rarity that my hubby likes to get in front of the camera. But when I suggested a selfie of the both of us he happily agreed. So I set the camera up on the horizontol trellis of the Loganberry fruit bushes
In the foreground are the Autumn fruiting Raspberries and the tall Blue berries, .. The loganberries are on the framework and behind those are the raspberry canes that fruit early summer.
And below is the sequence of takes.. These were taken in early morning and I had my Woolley hat on as it had been frosty early morning.. And was blowing a cool wind.
The camera had a 10 Second timer.. So I had to run..
Now this is a shot I was trying with the timer on my small hand-held digital camera. Its timer is for 10 seconds.. ( I was supposed to be in the shot. ) I didn’t run fast enough
Second attempt.. Hubby was laughing counting down from 10 to Zero.. I nearly made it.. as he passed me my cuppa..
Third time Lucky.. Only Just.
Yayyyyyyy……. Lots of laughs… I ran at super speed around the loganberry bushes to sit down looking all relaxed…
🙂 Lots of laughter and Fun with this Selfie..
Cheers! And Happy Gardening! Until next time.