Monday, March 30, 2009

29 March 2009

A fairly productive weekend, despite being blighted by extreme hangovers. We bought our new greenhouse, prepared the ground and managed to get the frame put together in the beautiful Sunday sunshine. No time for digging or planting this weekend unfortunately.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

21 March 2009

...and so it continues, with a short but successful day at the allotment. The patch in the bottom left of the picture is now planted with potatoes and a little further back some radishes and spring onions have gone in. Lots more to put in, of course, but it's nice to have planted something other than the masses of soft fruit we've already got. Things are going nicely, thank you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

17 March 2009

We've been away for a bit, but the rest of the gang haven't been idle. The shed has been broken up and taken away, so the junk level has drastically dropped. A lot more digging and pruning done. Nearly proper planting time!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday - 1st March

Well, the shed is built. Manure has been dug into the prepared beds. Weed Control fabric laid out in the foreground of the picture. Managed a little bit more pruning of the fruit trees. Hopefully next week we'll be removing ALL of the rubbish in a pick-up and things'll look dandy. Then we can start to worry about such things as planting vegetables! Imagine that!

Shed! 28 Feb 09/01 Mar 09

The above pictures show some of the various stages of our shed construction weekend. It replaces the awful rickety one that was on the plot when we arrived. We also learned a horrible secret about the old shed. A horrible, horrible secret - a secret involving milk bottles and a bladder. Fill in the rest yourself...

Anyway, the new shed went up nice and easy on Saturday and Sunday morning. All that remains now is a bit of fixing up and trimming of the roof felt. Very satisfying! Well done me, Lorraine and Nicola - Queen of Hammering.