The weather looked pretty grim first thing this morning, but then there were breaks in the rain, so I persuaded Mr Lottie that perhaps we could pop up the allotment and sow a few potatoes between showers. Bless his heart - anything to keep me happy - he helped me peel back the plastic covering I had over the previously dug bed.
And whilst he was digging, I trundled off with the wheelbarrow to fill it up with well rotted compost for the trenches
Then back I came to plant up the rows.
My tried and tested method has held me in good stead over the years of drought and deluge.
Talking of the latter there were some today whilst up there so we had to seek shelter a couple of times
So - dig trench, line with paper, fill with rotted compost, add spuds, and then I back filled with the lovely soft soil and heaped it up. Sounds easy but it's jolly hard work!
That took us two hours today - it's nice when it's done though!
I have about two more rows to sow to fill up the bed - but not this weekend though!
Shane and his wife who had taken over the bottom end of my plot, have now taken over the next bit that I gave up. You can see our temporary fence - he's going to put up a proper fence between us as he has an entrance down the end and at the side - he has another plot next to mine.
The fruit bushes are getting really leafy and looking good.
Red currants, blackcurrants, gooseberries, and a loganberry.
The rhubarb plants are looking good and putting on leaf and the little strawberry plants are thriving too.