I have mowed all the lawns
The fruit bushes which were hard pruned are flourishing
The big potato bed has been weeded
Not a thistle in sight - but my hands did get lots of pricks even though I was wearing gloves
The brassicas are flourishing. I am quite pleased with these as most of my neighbours have been pecked to almost extinction by the pigeons.
A few potato plants that I am trialing. A neighbouring plot holder has a son who's a farmer and these are a new variety - so watch this space
This pumpkin on the compost heap has tripled in size in a week. It's amazing what a drop of rain can do isn't it.
I am so proud of this bed which I weeded today.
It was back breaking work weeding where we had dug up some early potatoes, then I dug up a barrow load of well rotted manure to plant the squashes.
I weeded the rest of the early potatoes too. I had to resort to an organic weed killer to kill the bindweed - this was infested with it and the roots ran everywhere - looks like it has succumbed.
Mr Lottie did a great job tackling the other side of this plot
Some of the broad beans are just about ready to pick, swelled by the recent rain
I weeded this front bed and planted more squash and courgettes.
At last I feel that I am in control of the allotment, rather than it being in control of me - and the weeds out of control at times!