Back in July… It’s been so long since I’ve posted and the allotment has changed a bit since my last post! All seemed to be going well, with the exception of the usual war against the weeds. Then Ashley and I spent a week travelling through Devon and up to Hereford in a friends camper…Continue reading It’s been a while…
The last few days here in Cornwall have been fab! The sun has shone, I feel like I’ve got plenty done and the rate of seedling demise seems to have slowed. The alliums in the garden have started flowering, I’m definitely planting some on the allotment next year – the bees can’t get enough! I…Continue reading Hello sunshine!
After some lovely weather this week, this weekend is predictably dreary! So today was an ideal day for some baking and jam making. As you can see, the cake isn’t lasting long! My excuse is that it’ll be much better fresh! During the week, I pulled some fairly sizeable stalks of rhubarb and have been…Continue reading Another wet weekend…
Hi there! How was your Bank holiday Monday? Ours wasn’t quite as productive as it might have been, but enjoyable nonetheless. After a dreary and damp morning and the weather not looking likely to pick up any time soon, I decided to brave the elements and go outside to pot on some seedlings. The leeks (Sultan…Continue reading Wild garlic abounds!
It has been a beautiful day here in Cornwall! The sun has shone all day and you could almost imagine that summer might be drawing near… if it weren’t for that chilly wind that just will not desist! Ashley and I started our day in the front garden; Ashley potting on his beloved Foxglove plants…Continue reading Sunshine and Flowers
This week, I find myself without a car as it died a death on Monday! It has been particularly frustrating as there are jobs to be done at the allotment (aren’t there always?!) and buses/walking isn’t an option around here. Our small covered planter that is being used as a ‘greenhouse’ at the moment is…Continue reading Seeds and seedlings
In the absence of a greenhouse or poly tunnel at the moment, my kitchen is turning out to be a reasonable substitute. The windowsill is full of tomato, herb and scabious seedlings whilst the dining table is the current home of the spinach, Dahlia, leeks and some peas and sunflowers. I spent yesterday afternoon potting…Continue reading April update
I had hoped that this weekend would see us busy at the allotment, but when it came round I just didn’t feel like doing much! We did pop down quickly, taking more compost from home to mulch the beds. Ashley did a bit of weeding and I mainly poked and prodded at things. The rhubarb…Continue reading Quick allotment trip, 16th April 2016
Despite the weather being a bit hit and miss, Ashley and I spent several hours at the allotment today. We emptied out the compost bin in the back garden and took it all down to dress the beds. We thought a whole compost bins worth would be enough – how wrong we were! We’ve managed…Continue reading Allotment visit 8th April 2016
We are finally getting some colour in the garden! Wasn’t that a long and dreary winter?! We are still seeing plenty of rain and it’s quite chilly, but at least there’s some sunshine in between! Some of my seeds that I planted a few weeks ago are showing through, brave little things that they are!…Continue reading Dreaming of flowers