Sunshine and shoots

What a lovely spring-like day today. Had to keep reminding ourselves it’s only February and not be lead into a false sense of springtime. Although it looked like some of our insect friends set their alarm clocks too early, saw at least 3 little bees. Whom weren’t even drowsy queens, drunkenly stumbling around but confused looking worker bees.

Nothing like making hay while the sun shines so we set about todays tasks with vigour. I get all excited like a little girl arriving at the plot after a week’s absence, eager to see what’s happened in our leave…

The Rhubarb was sprouting away merrily…

Rhubarb bursting free

Chives showing their first lush green regrowth…

Chives in the sunshine

Jobs done today included: Made a compost trench for my borlotto beans. Stopping to admire the pretty colours of our kitchen scrap bounty.

Compost trench

While Mr Wilson continued the good work on the paths. Battle commencing against the dastardly Couch Grass roots.

How much wood chip?

As the sun went down on this sunny saturday afternoon in February, packing up and setting off for home and good brew, we contemplated our plan of attack for Sunday. What would Sunday bring? More signs of spring? More jobs done? … Nope,  Rain, wind and blooming freezing. Never mind, them is the allotment breaks.

Saturday 12th 2011

Author: Crafty Garden Hoe

For me it’s all about the simple things in life. Pottering around my allotment, growing things indoors and out, baking a good cake, being outside, pretty things, vintage finds and a good pot of tea. It’s all the small things that make me tick, noticing the beauty in everyday things. Although this blog initially was intended to be a blog about all these things its evolved into being basically a blog about our allotment. Our adventures, highs and lows, wins and loses. So join me & Mr Wilson as we learn from our mistakes and successes down plot 18a.

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