Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday 13th April

Phew, as they say, What A Scorcher! A day that started overcast and cold quickly followed the example of Saturday and Sunday and turned warm and clear. Almost a bit too hot for the work that needed doing, but hey-ho.

As you can see above, the incinerator bin (Galvatron) was going, the whole thing has been thoroughly dug over and the trees are blossoming. Lots of Bees. Good. Now we have the following planted: Potatoes, Parsnips, Onions (3 types), Broccoli, Courgettes, Squash, Radishes, Spring Onions, Raspberries, Blackberries, Tayberries, Some other berries, Tomatoes, Chilli and Sweet Peppers and Cucumbers. Oh and peas, in their own little 'pea forest' made from pruned tree branches. Ooh, and Asparagus (we're in it for the long haul!) It all seems to have suddenly taken off, after months of hard labour rescuing the plot. Hooray. Compliments are often received from other members of the allotment society and it's nice to feel we've made a difference with the effort we've put in.