Easter Gardening On the Plot

Hello to those whom are still following here on my garden blog… Its been a long, long while since my last post in November…. I usually fill in my winter blog with stories of my travels, but as for all of us this past year, that has not been available to many. And to be very honest with you, my heart as not been in the world of blog…. As much as in my creative world of crafts… So I have been spending more and more time Off line, during my absent months, and more time within my creative world.. Both with my knitting, my art, and crafts.. My crafts and artwork I will share with you next time.

And look!…. you turn around and EASTER is now here…. Time as we know it is certainly going faster and at times you blink and a week has past…

So how are you all… Have you been keeping busy, and I hope all of your own gardens are thriving..

We have been lucky in that we have obtained another greenhouse by an allotmenteer who was finding his plot too hard to maintain due to ill health in his old age.. At 82, he did remarkably well and has had the plot next to ours for over 30 years… The last year he never came to his plot and that is the first year he has missed in all of his allotment days… We shall miss him and wished him well with his health issues..

Before the glass was put inside..

So hubby was busy in moving the greenhouse and setting up next to ours… Its funny how when you send out a signal to the Universe how its heard… Last year we both said we could do with a bigger greenhouse because of all the things we were finding to put in ours and not enough room…. Then this year we get one… Thank you Universe..

The greenhouse now with glass in and the cold frames and raised beds now moved in line.

We started early with setting onion and shallots sets in January, these are now in the ground but here they were before being put in the ground in the cold frame with the green mesh on top.

We also started our peas this way… And they too are now in the ground… We have two rows now set.
Peas two rows of three each… You can also see Apple trees starting to sprout shoots The

While hubby was busy doing that, I was trimming back the late raspberry bushes dead wood, and clearing out weed from places, along with hoeing over where hubby to putt in the potatoes. We have two and a half row of early potatoes which are Aran Pilot and six and half rows of main crop, which is Picasso..

More of things we are growing are in this gallery.

So Spring is Here….. And I am so pleased to be digging back in Mother Natures earth again…. This gallery is a little different than in the Classic edit.. I thought it would show you the headers of the plants here.. They are from left to right cauliflower broccoli and Cosmos flowers, Leeks, Lettuce.. Peas, and onions and shallots now in the ground, and Asters flowers. These will go in my front home garden this year.

Hope you all of you have a very happy, Easter… and Happy Gardening..

55 thoughts on “Easter Gardening On the Plot

  1. Happy Easter, Sue. Yes, time’s certainly flying by! I will continue to do my gardening through you, Sue, as I’m not very green-fingered myself! πŸ˜†
    And yes… the Universe always delivers!
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Over here in Southern Oregon we have had the vegetable garden professionally tilled ready for planting once the risk of frosts have gone. The tilled plot is about 12 feet wide by 30 feet long gently sloping down facing South but with a number of trees between us and the sunshine. Thinking of growing vegetables that are expensive in the shops but good ideas are welcome!

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    • Hi Paul well there are lots if ideas on what is in the UK growing season here. I’m unsure of what your climate is where you are, so perhaps best to consult your nursery gardens what best to plant and when. The brassica family, sweetcorn, beetroot, but you could try eggplant, asparagus, but that may take a couple if years to mature. We have had asparagus one plant in three years just got a few spears last year, and we had to move it because of greenhouse this spring, so we keeping fingers crossed it makes it. πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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  3. Happy Easter Sue. I don’t really celebrate easter but if you do the wish is there. Wonderful news about the greenhouse and a wonderful as well of Spirit validation. Spirit always delivers if it is in your plan. I am sure you will make good use of the greenhouse. Your photos nice as per usual and gives us your timeline of growing outdoors and under cold frames. As our warmer weather is reticent to make an appearance it is unusually cold here. All I do is container gardening of Irises mostly. It gives me a little joy and the yearning for a garden that is free from blackberries and wild morning glory known as bindweed which the name is appropriate. Wishing you well and it is alway interesting to be part of your gardening blog. Be well my friend. Say hi to hubby for me and keep up the amazing work ❀ ❀ ❀

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    • Thanking you Joseph, bindweed is a bind we have here too.
      The blackberry bush well I gave a good cut back this time, and it fought back too those thorns are unforgiving even through my thick gardening gloves. .
      I’ve made a start on both garden and blog .. Hubby says hi back, his knees paying the price of eight rows of potatoe digging!
      But that’s the hardest job done with.
      Thank you Joseph. Hugs back my friend. πŸ’šπŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  4. Your garden is so clean and organized and the ground so beautiful, Sue .
    I always dreamed to get a green house but the circumstances did not allow me t. I admire the yours and also all of the veggies or flowers you grow in it.. I enjoyed to see your various sowing in the pots .
    I guess you and your husband are happy to be in your garden .
    What about the water ? I hope you did not get a drought in spring last year and the year before. I started to plant but frost is annouced for next week. I fear for the plants and also for the fruts trees in bloom ; . I wish you a good crop of potatoes , shallots, onions, peas, leeks and lettuce ..
    The work you made on the raspberry bushes ( cut dead wood ) has been made here also ;
    My wife Janine works more than me in the garden because of my health issues that you know . As you she likes to be in the garden.
    Love ❀
    Michel

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    • Yes Michel, the frosts are set to hit the UK too next couple if nights, after record high temperature mid week.
      The water we fetch from water tank cisterns placed every hundred yards or do on plot. We collect in water barrels also from she’d and greenhouse roofing.
      But it’s hard work when it doesn’t rain carrying back and fourth.
      Keeps us fit, and fit to drop some days lol
      The soil has taken years to get in better condition with regular manure.
      It’s a very sandy soil. Fine and soon dries out.
      Wishing you both well with your garden .. it takes two, to keep a large garden going.
      Just remember, little and often, with plenty of rest between. πŸ™‚πŸ’šπŸ€—

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  5. It is so relaxing to just see your pictures of your garden Sue. It must be all that love put into it ❀️ πŸ˜‚
    And the universe does listen indeed dear lady, it knows our plan and it amazes when it comes through.
    Just an aside, I got the ‘Advanced Editor Tools (previously TinyMCE Advanced)’ wordpress plugin and haven’t looked back. There was also, if you search in google, a way to revert back to the ‘classic’ editor but I’m hearing that they are blocking this action. I’m personally getting to a point because of the multiple sites that I can no longer comment on, on doing a wander in something else. It becomes so frustrating to put in a long comment and it just disappears. Bit hard to chat when you have a gag on πŸ˜€
    Plus I keep feeling and seeing this lady with horses, so much so that I’m now getting her in my dreams 🀣
    Regardless dear lady, enjoy the earth and its blessings. May it keep your heart grounded and your stomach full πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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    • There is a classic mode tool in the side bar but now they have altered the entry to my dashboard even I used to be able to use from there.
      Now if I press it I have to repress the classic each paragraph. It took me ages just to add photos this time around..
      Everyone is complaining about it..It’s not made an improvement in my opinion even if it gives more edit options.
      I like simple and uncomplicated ☺️
      I hope your app sorts out some of your blogging problems Mark.
      At least your comments show up here. πŸ‘β˜ΊοΈ. Thank you very much for keeping on keeping on πŸ’šβ€οΈπŸ’š

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  6. Wow, thanks for sharing the gardening pics and updates, dear Sue. And I’m here thinking, where do you and hubby get all the energy to do all the work. Happy gardening! And blessed Easter to you and yours, my dear friend. Much love and hugs, β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘(ŐωŐ人)

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  7. I enjoy seeing your allotment and gardening posts, Sue. I am sorry about your neighbour’s ill health. There seem to be a lot of people with ill health at the moment, Sue. YOu garden is beautifully neat and orderly and I look forward to seeing more pictures. I hope you had a happy Easter.

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    • Thank you Robbie, we try…. πŸ™‚ And Easter has been quiet, peaceful, but its been a sunny warm day today.. But set to go colder tomorrow with snow.. Go figure.. But hopefully we have tucked up everything in a warm fleece blanket in the greenhouse.. So fingers crossed… Hope you too have had a Happy Easter also Robbie ❀

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  8. It’s good to hear from you again. Truthfully, I have ignored my blogging the past few months. I’m working my way out of a mental funk; that, plus my wife has increased her hours at work, and my writing time and time for projects has diminished.

    But it’s spring, and hope arrives with it. I am putting the finishing touches on a grape arbor, so I’m starting to rise from the ashes. πŸ™‚

    Happy Easter my friend! Take care and stay safe. I just had my 2nd vaccine shot, so I’m feeling a bit relieved now. πŸ™‚

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    • Good to hear from you Bill.. and glad to know you are keeping busy…. Weather here was getting warm, and was in teeshirt yesterday.. Today it was snowing early this morning and its bitter cold out now… Sending thoughts your way Bill…. Dont work too hard

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    • Big smiles Regina…. An Allotment… is a plot of land used specifically to grow veggies that is usually a plot of land designated for this use.. Our Allotments date right back.. When the Duke of Portland left the piece of land our plots are on for common use to us common people lol… Meaning it was only to be used to help the poor to grow their own food… Each plot is called an allotment… And so an allotmenteer… is a person who works that plot…
      Big hugs and smiles my friend…. Hope that has helped… You might find this site interesting Regina…
      This site might be of interest….. Which tells you the History
      Much love ❀

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            • We store tools such as spade, barrows hoe’s and Forks in our locked shed.. But nothing expensive…. Unfortunately we have spates of break-ins where by rotavators etc and mowers are stolen. We had a break in the other year, thankfully they only broke the outer pad-lock off our shed it had a re-enforced inner key lock they couldn’t get into, but that same night many on the plot had their sheds broken into… This was so disheartening for the school who had a plot, as all their tools were taken … The whole plot has a gated chained padlock, which we all have a key too.. But this doesnt stop anyone if they want to take it they will, including veggies .. Last year with the lockdown perhaps the only year we didn’t see our veggies go missing out of the rows…. its why we grow more than enough, They must need it more than we do is how we think… But we have had whole rows of onions go .. which is more than a bit greedy.. But its open land and not all are honest…
              A post on that break in is here
              https://dreamwalkergarden.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/watch-out-thieves-are-about/
              And love it that you are interested Regina.. ❀

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  9. Thank you for a wonderful post about your garden and how you now have not one!…but two! greenhouses! I am sure you will make good use of both and your garden will be more than beautiful this year. Also, (I will send an email), I have now found a gentleman and will be moving into his home in a couple of months or so now. I did not believe I would find someone with my unusual personality and…some would say…being very intelligent, as it were, but I have. Within a week we find it is as though we have known each other a lifetime. I am very happy. Will tell you more later. Do take great care, my friend. I send you much love and hugs! Renee

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    • Wonderful to know dear Renee.. and feel your excitement…. Hope everything goes well and your move is smooth…. Look forward to hearing from you in the near future.. Sending you lots of love and Big love and hugs back my friend ❀ ❀ ❀

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  10. Sue, every year I see what you and your husband do, you two blow me away. I KNOW how hard gardening is, and to know the extent of what you do amazes me. Gaia is watching and smiling and your efforts as you well know, will not go waste. Much abundance coming your way and I believe already is. May Mother continue to smile down upon you as the Universe gives all and more of what you require to keep on tending to Mother. God bless both you and your husband. Tell him for me I think he is amazing!! Sending love to the both of you!! xo

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    • Thanks dear Amy…. Yes he is amazing, he is wishing his Knees felt the same way at the moment.. Today he hoed up all eight rows of potatoes in one go…. Still thinks he is a young sprite lol.. I had to laugh today Amy, I saw a gift set, on line which caught my eye… It said gift set for allotmenteers!!…. It was some twine, and seeds along with some Muscle rub… LOL…. had to chuckle.. could do with some of that myself… lol…
      Thank you Amy for your lovely comment and Yes Mother Gaia watches and sees…. rewards and gives… love and hugs your way ❀

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      • Sue, tell hubby I use wrestling knee pads when I garden and they really do help. We who garden as we do are young in spirit! Very cute what you saw online and very appropriate. Sending you much love and peace over the waters …… xoxo

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        • Bless you Amy, I’m afraid hubby can no longer get in his knees lol as he finds it difficult to get back up. I’m the one who gets closer to the ground. It was all the digging he did. Wear and tare on knee joints of climbing And balancing up and down ladders most if his life. I use a tick garden cushion kneeler .. Knee pads a great Idea. β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜˜

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  11. Gosh, you have both been so busy. It is lovely to share in your nurturing with nature and your universal flow with a greenhouse. Sending healing love for your fellow allotmenteer. I hope you both had a Happy Easter. Many hugs and much love flowing to you both. ❀ Xxx always ❀ Xxx ❀

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    • Bless you Jane… Hope you and your Mum are both doing well my friend, and yes, it seems the Universe was listening and we were rewarded with the gift of the new greenhouse… We were sad to say farewell to our friend of so many years… But it was far too much for him, I know he will potter around within his home garden, his wife now has to drive him around… Thank you we had a peaceful quiet Easter… All about to change tomorrow when we go fetch our Granddaughter for a sleep over … So looking forward to that…
      Lots of love Jane… So good to see you…. ❀ love and Hugs.. ❀

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      • A sleepover with your granddaughter tonight, how marvellous. I will be thinking of you all and I can feel the love and fun from over here. ❀ ❀

        ❀ for your fellow allotmenteer and his wife. Xx

        The universe helped me to find a private retirement apartment for my Mum in a retirement community building, near me. Happy days. Most of the assisted living places run on social services referrals and to get Mum on the list was proving a battle (between councils) and then the waiting times are so long. I was concerned and the universe came through for us. ❀ She moves in at the end of this month, so it's all out organising plumbers and furniture. It's a massive step for her, so I am trying to make it fun and as painless as possible. ❀ ❀

        Much love to you both and your lovely granddaughter. Her Daddy is in my healing prayers and I hope he is steadily recovering. ❀ ❀ with hugs. ❀ Xxxxxx

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