May~ The Growing Force Be With You.

I thought it about time I sat down with my Garden Blog and show you what we have been doing within the allotment.. 

I am also  so very excited to tell you we have our Hedgehog back. In March my daughter bought me for Mothers Day a Hedgehog box, and I put it at the bottom of the garden and it wasn’t long when we had a hedgehog sniffing around and going into it. 

Along with the pressie of the Hedgehog box, my daughter thoughtfully bought dried hedgehog food, and  with our Web Cam we have great pleasure in seeing our little hedgehog sniff around and explore, eating a few pieces  of food most nights in the box as well as finding slugs and snails, worms etc in the garden. He/she is now a regular visitor.  

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Isn’t he/she cute!

I took lots of pictures today in the allotment showing you how planting is going. And at last we are top side of it all before our short break.  If you click onto the photo’s they will take you to the bigger pictures where you can view their captions.

This is how we left the allotment today.  Click on each one to read the captions in the carousel  for more information. 

As you can see, we have been busy. and I have some new additions to plant into my home garden too.  These were some of the plants I got for my Birthday for my home garden.  Again click on the image to read what these are. 

Lots are going on still in the home greenhouse, We have been growing our tomatoes on our spare bedroom windowsills, and they  are yet to go into the greenhouse’  But its full at the moment with  geraniums which were taken from last years plants as cuttings, And my hubby took some cuttings from a potted Fuchsia last Summer. He is training them to become standards. 

My Husband started growing from cuttings last year and training these Fuchsias to grow into standards. They still have a way to go, but they are making strong plants.
All the Geraniums too are from cuttings from last years plants.

 

I also did some re-potting as my Aloe Vera plant was out growing its pot and had created lots of babies.. So these were potted on. 

My Aloe Vera plant was getting too big for its pot and so I transplanted all the babies.

Well that is all the allotment news, I hope you will be patient with me in replying to your comments, as I may not be able to access the internet  after Sunday for a few days. 

Have a Fabulous month of May,  

And Happy Gardening! 

63 thoughts on “May~ The Growing Force Be With You.

  1. You are ahead of us. As always, my plans far-exceeded my time and abilities. We will have oodles of garlic, onions, and potatoes, but I’m afraid the constant rains and cold temps might curtail many of the other crops we planted late. Sigh! Oh well, I do not run the universe and that’s just the way it is. 🙂 Enjoy your break. Looks like you deserve a very relaxing one.

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    • Thank you Bill, wow, that was a quick response, Thank you 🙂
      Im sorry that your climate this year is proving harsh for growing.. I know we had to start lots of things off, like the Peas for instance in the greenhouse, then we planted out in rows.
      If you look at the temp gauge on the hedgehog photos some nights went down to freezing. After we had a week which temps went up to 26 C.. Very weird weather all around the world this year.. I hope you manage to plant some things, some times they can catch up.. 😀

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  2. Wow the work you have already done is making me dizzy. The hedgehog is a bonus. What a treat to view him or her on the cam. I have my mother’s garden and flowerbeds to play with but that is something I haven’t felt since my partner passes. Sad but true. It is like work doing and cleaning her beds where before it was like therapy. Alas it may return. Kudos to you both for doing all that work,

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    • Thank you Joseph.. Yes its been a hard slog at times when we have felt tired, especially for hubby who was not 100% after a very bad flu.. But where there is a will there is a way.. And little and often, with lots of sit downs and cups of coffee for hubby and drinking choc for me.. As I usually take flasks. 😀
      I am sure once you get into your Mother’s Garden your enthusiasm will return..
      And yes we have had lots of enjoyment from the Webcam.. 🙂 🙂

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  4. I adore Hedgehogs and want one too. I need all the luck I can get growing right now. I planted a tree, not too big, and it’s been so hot, rained one day, but I did water it. Hoping for more rain. Lots of love and happy growing to you! ❤

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    • Thank you Holly. We love hsvhav our little friend. I could send you plenty of our rain Holly 😁😌☔🌦️🌈⛈️🌧️🌤️☀️ But we’ve been promised good weather for the next few days. Hooray 😁 Happy you enjoyed. And good luck with your Tree 🌲 XXX💚

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  5. Hey Sue, Namaste 🙂

    I am suitably impressed by the show thus far knowing as I do how much hard work and effort go into preparation and maintenance in order to deliver the harvest. You have both earned your weekend’s rest and chance to get away for a spot of R&R 🙂 I trust you will enjoy your time north of the border.

    I am also impressed by the size of the plot! It’s huge! lol 🙂 Little wonder you break for tea often and grab five minutes between needful chores. I had imagined the plot to be a little smaller and set-off to one side of the allotments.

    Very much enjoyed the carousel of images: rather a nice idea to present the photos like that. Those apple trees are certainly blooming nicely in a beautiful shade: should the fruit taste half as good as the flowers look then they will be ambrosia 🙂

    Thank you for posting, for sharing your images and your knowledge and for updating us all in the process. Take care as you travel and have a wonderful few days away. May the growing force be with you 🙂

    Love and be Loved. Namaste 🙂

    DN

    P.S: New post on Dewin Nefol 🙂

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    • Thank you Dewin. Yes nothing like having plenty of tea breaks 😁 and I will be over tomorrow to read your latest ☺️ as itsi wooden hill time. But trying to answer as many as I can before shut eye 😁
      See you soon 💚

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      • 😀 Tea is an essential part of gardening and to be honest every gardening book worth its salt should devote space exploring this craft far further. One imagines the best conversations are always to be had whilst sharing a cup of tea 😉 It’d make a for a fascinating chapter in a green-leafed book!

        I like the phrase wooden hill time 🙂 Indeed the stairs get steeper and steeper dependant on the lateness of the hour.

        Sweet dreams when you get to Zzzzz. See you soon 🙂

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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            • It is quite easy.. It must be if I can do it and fathomed out how..
              When you are in edit of your new post and you want to add an uploaded photo from your library,
              Click Add Media from your Edit post page
              1, Click the photo of choice the look to the left hand side and you will see Create Gallery, Click that, now if you only want one photo just leave the one you ticked, then you will see a box on the bottom right of the page which says
              2, Create a New Gallery, Click onto that.
              That will take you to the Edit Gallery and you will see your picture of choice there, if you want to add more you click Add gallery and repeat.. 3. When you have the photo you want, you will to the right Gallery Settings.. If you want just the one large circle click TYPE.. And a drop down choice comes into view.
              4. Click circles. If you only have one a large one will appear, if you have more depending on the SIZE you also have chosen they will come into columns depending on how many are in your gallery..
              5. You will also see the Tiled Mosaics, etc, that is what my garden photos are in..
              Hope all that helps Dewin.. 🙂 See you soon.

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            • Hey Sue, Namaste 🙂

              That’s excellent thank you! I’ve copied and pasted your instructions and know it will be of great use at some point. I really like both the carousel and the circular cropping on the images: a little bit of panache to add to buff up what is already there. Thank you.

              I imagine you are long-gone north of the border and settling into a few days away. I trust you have a wonderful few days! Don’t forget the postcard! Catch up soon 🙂

              Love and be Loved. Namaste 🙂

              DN

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            • Namaste Sue 🙂

              O! Far flinging traveller returns home,
              Refreshed I hope from Highland roam:
              Now penning words in active leisure,
              Catching up with writing pleasure
              In her garden I shouldn’t wonder:
              Bloomed into flower whilst you did wander:
              Where now wonderment awaits patiently,
              For the Gardener’s return happily: merrily
              Swaying in a warm spring breeze,
              Beneath dappled shade of leafy trees.
              Here she sits sipping hot sweet tea,
              Surrounded by flowering beauty is she,
              Inspired to write most creatively.
              ~*~

              Lovely to see you back: I hope time away was joy in everyway, and in everyway brought happiness.

              Namaste 🙂

              DN

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            • Oh Dewin, what a beautiful welcome home muse my friend.. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday and I am now recovering from getting stuck into the allotment. But taking things in their stride, which has meant blog land was put on hold for a while.. 🙂
              Many thanks for your lovely welcome back. 🙂

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            • You’re most welcome Sue: ’tis good to have you return and to hear your time away was wonderful, and you eager to toil the soil and shrubbery whilst refreshed and reinvigorated.

              A little Radox in the bath-tub should help assist recovery.

              Have a wonderful weekend.

              Namaste 🙂

              DN

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            • That is a sure sign you had a most relaxing holiday: one leaving you laid-back so far you’re horizontal. ‘Tis good to hear you don’t fight the feeling lol 🙂

              Holidaying in the South West when as a child I would fall readily into that relaxed state you describe and sleep long and often during the vacation and also when first returned home. I had sense to wonder if it were as consequence of sea-air as much the freshness of Dartmoor, but upon reflection my dreaminess may equally have been a natural state: as I cut loose from binds of expectation and responsibility was set free to be me. Happy days 🙂

              Wedding Bells…or not??? What on earth might you mean?

              Dream-on Sue Dreamwalker 😀 Have a wonderful weekend.

              Namaste 🙂

              DN

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            • Oh that! Good grief no! I have absolutely no interest whatsoever: especially not whilst 4.1 million children live in poverty in the UK and this pomp and ceremony costs £30 million pounds of tax-payer’s money, which would be far better spent on resolving societal dysfunction, alleviating suffering, and/or else assisting those vulnerable and homeless in Windsor.

              I fail to see what there is to celebrate.

              Namaste 🙂

              DN

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  6. I can smell the earth from here Sue. It would almost be like a meditation, on body and mind, working through all the different parts of your ‘world’ of growth. Sharing with the Earth instead of trashing it like the others that can only see dollar signs and a receding green line.
    And thank you for sharing your new ‘encouraged’ partner in snail and slug reduction. By the look of the snaps a very busy partnership indeed 😀 It is great to see in this day and age that nature can come back if we but let it as you have done ❤

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    • Thank you Mark. Yes. We have nicked named him or her Spiky. Lol. And happy for her to eat as many slugs as she can find.
      If you build it they will come. . It didn’t take her long to discover food in the box. Which may help if they have young. I love it in the allotment. Another World. I know we are blessed being able to garden. When others may never have access to a garden . But even so, if we all respected Nature the world would be a better place for ALL.
      Thank you Mark. See you soon 😊💚

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  7. It does look like the allotments are doing very well, Sue. Looks like a big plot for potatoes and hope they will all be ready soon. Think of all the savoury dishes you can cook with them, maybe cooking with the cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli. So many stews you can make 🙂 Lovely to hear you got some plants for your birthday, and I hope those plants are growing very nicely right now. Happy belated birthday, Sue. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead to you and enjoy your time away from the internet ❤

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  8. How lovely that your hedgehog is back. When I was in hospital after my heart surgery my youngest son bought me a tiny stuffed animal hedgehog, a loving gesture. Your garden will be wonderful! I know it! Take care my friend. xoxo

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  9. It’s coming along beautifully! We have yet to plant anything direct, but today and tomorrow we plan on starting. Potatoes and onion sets will be going in, as well as carrot, parsnip and beetroot seeds. The rest is still at home in propogators. Have a lovely weekend 😊

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    • Its our busy time.. Hope all went well with the planting Mrs C.. We had a lovely holiday and now back to the grind of more planting and weeding.. The weather is up and down.. We had a frost the other night but thankfully all was ok.. ❤

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    • Haha.. Yes, apologies for only just returning your comment Robbie.. But we travelled on our vacation on the 6th the day your comment came in, and only now am I getting to grips with my blog world again.. We came home to view two hedgehogs now.. We may get more little tiggy winkles who knows 🙂 ❤

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    • Thank you Peggy.. We have two hedgehogs now, both on camera together. So happy about that.. And glad you enjoyed.. Hope to catch up soon with you as I adjust after our vacation. and catch up with weeding etc… Sending LOVE xx

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  10. Looking fabulous sue, well done to you both, i think April was a tough month to deal with , cold one minute then wet and blowing and ended up really hot. I lost several trays of seedlings due to drying up, but I must admit your plot looks amazing. Hope you are feeling better..

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    • Hi Steve, apologies its taken me this long to get back to you but we went to Scotland on the 6th of May.. Many lost things due to frost too.. Touch wood we held back planting out too soon, and yes the heat frazzled a few leaves in the greenhouse but other than that they were OK..
      See you soon as I get back into the swing of blog land again..
      I have lots to catch up with in the garden though first.

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    • Bless you Ka.. Just back from our vacation thank you, And just catching my breath as I try to catch up in the garden and allotments again.. Many thanks and oh, we now have proof that there are Two hedghogs.. Hope they have babies lol.. 🙂 xx

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  11. Your garden comforts me, Sue, since I don’t have one of my own at present. And the hedgehog is a delight. Your daughter is so thoughtful. Happy Mother’s Day, my friend (the 13th here in the U.S.) ❤️

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