Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 Allotment Diary - Me: 31 hrs He: 25.5hrs 2012 Eggs: 209

I have been going stir crazy - suffering withdrawal symptoms - and have so missed working up my allotment - even if it's just pottering around. 

I have been a little distracted with eye operations, lots of hospital appointments - and apart from a 'hiccup' with one eye - the lens has wrinkled so I need another op - my eyesight is brilliant - no more looking at the world through yellow foggy cataracts and Mr Magoo eyes - the world is a brighter clearer place now and I am over the moon. 

 Even on a soggy wet day like this - I just had to pop up the lottie for a look.
Weeds have flourished along the edge of the path.
 The rhubarb roots I transplanted are loving all this rain and truly flourishing
The autumn pruned fruit bushes are loving the non stop rain too (at the moment)
The heaped up potato rows are not so heaped up - no shoots showing yet either

The grass is looking lush despite it's short back and sides hair cut it got, and the comfrey is doing really well
We were getting soaked so it was a swift walk back to the car again
 I couldn't resist a quick peek at the rhubarbs close up - and found these pretty flower heads
 As beautiful as they are - I just had to decapitate them - I want the sticks of rhubarb to flourish not the pretty flowers - no matter how beautiful they are.
 I was really surprised to see the pretty 'necklaces' of the blackcurrant flower blossoms appearing
 Redcurrants too!
I would never have guessed it with all the rain and no sunshine

Looks like we might be in for a really good crop!
I am glad that I bought the packets of netting a few weeks ago.
It was really nice to pop up for a look - even in pouring rain.


  1. Anonymous5:23 pm

    That all looks to be growing really well, have you had as much rain as we've had?

    I don't think that anything here is as advanced as yours.


  2. I'm missing my allotment too! Please, rain, just one day off!!! :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  3. Great update as usual!

    I know what you mean about the withdrawal symptoms. I've been having them due to all of this rain.


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