Friday, March 02, 2012

2012 Allotment Diary - Me: 11 hrs He: 8hrs

It's amazing the amount of work you can get done in just a couple of hours.

We went up the allotment early this morning before the sun came out.
I  had dug up some strawberry runners that had taken root in my fruit bed at home and wanted to transplant them into the fruit bed up the allotment.
You can't see them all but there are about 18-20.  It was quite easy,  I just scooped away the shredded wood dug a hole, added lots of rotten manure popped the plant in, recovered the ground and Mr Lottie watered them all in for me.

The grass was growing fast, so I got Mr L to mow this little patch the other side of the wood chips - it needed going over several times to get it short.

And I did the rest - and that too needed cutting on three different settings until I got it short.

The pale areas will soon green up - it's where the grass was really long so didn't see the daylight and is yellow, and also where the wood chip pile was.

I even did the paths around the first fenced off area too, and we banged in some fence posts that had got a bit wobbly over the winter.

The potatoes are chitting away nicely at home, and I 
must remember to get some broad beans if I don't have some in my seed stash.

And  yes I ache for England again - but at least it's a rewarding ache!


  1. I have no idea where you get the energy from to work an allotment, believe it or not I do struggle with just my garden! I have someone coming in to help tomorrow and one day later in the week. I am not sure I will be fit enough for tomorrow, but we will see!

  2. Well done to you! Looks like you have been busy.

    Loving being back on the plot and love reading your inspiring blog even more again.



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