Another Month has gone, and either ‘Time’ is flying for you right now, or it is dragging out… So what are you all doing in your Lock-down time? Have you taken up your artist brushes, or you ladies, sewing or knitting. Or maybe you found some DIY jobs you needed to do if you had the materials in before the lock-down… If you are lucky enough to have a garden have you been busy in it enjoying getting out in it as Spring starts to bloom.
Have you been creative?? Have you been bored? Why not give something new a try…
Or are you perhaps seeing this time as a time to reflect and put into perspective all our blessings.. Maybe you are volunteering your time helping others, or maybe you need help. If you do need help, then do not be afraid to reach out to your neighbours, never be too proud to ask.. There are many who are willing to help right now.. I am witnessing some wonderful neighbours within my own community and a band of volunteers are organising through our neighbourhood watch scheme, and its heart warming to see.. What ever you are doing, where ever you are, I hope each and everyone of your are well, and stay well.
Have you been able to walk the dog, keeping your social distancing? or have you found time to dig your plot and garden and prepare your gardens ready for the growing season?
We count ourselves very fortunate in that our allotment plot is only a five minute walk away, and when we go early in the morning we hardly see anyone or meet anyone. When we do, we respect each others distance and get on with the job in hand of planting our crops.. ( If you right click the photo’s you can open up to view larger )
We have been busy busy, as those of you know this is sowing time. So In went the potatoes.. Hubby did this in gradual steps, digging two rows each morning, digging out the deep trench mucking/ putting manure it and placing potatoes in.. Covering up… Hard work, and when you are Three score year and ten plus it doesn’t get any easier..
While Hubby was busy digging in the potatoes, I got stuck in one morning and planted the onions and shallots.. The quality of the photo below is not good.. It was pretty cold that morning, as off came my gardening gloves to click the photo.
The next morning while the potato rows were growing, two by two 🙂 I set too and planted a row of peas.. Growing in the cold frame.
These I set in rows of three.. And boy did I know about it with my knees and back.
Once the row was set, Hubby helped me put metal steaks in and we put wire netting either side of them. This is for support when they grow
Remember the sweater I was knitting and making up as I went along with left over yarns.. Well hubby took a photo of me wearing it as the peas we netted and I was raking the footprints we had made…
Another morning I put the nets in place along the trellis which was where for years we have grown loganberries.. But as these have not been there best for several years, so we decided to dig them out in the autumn.. And I had a plan to plant sweet peas along the row… Hence my dismay in my last post when the mice got in and nibble their way through them… But my new plants are now growing and in the cold frame. This is where they are going.
The greenhouse on is still full of seedlings, brassica’s and leeks, lettuce etc.
Well my friends, that’s all for now Stay safe and well and See you next time.