Tuesday, 22 March 2011

How can it be nearly April???

I've been so busy recently that I didn't know it was almost April! I'm not sure I've done much work on my allotment this year and am fully booked for most of the next few weekends. Oh dear.

My original plot isn't too bad - all raised beds that were prepared in autumn. They need a bit of weeding as do the gravel paths, and to re-erect some rustic trellis but apart from that all is well. Ok, almost well - the shed and raised could do with a coat of paint, the cherry I'm shaping into a fan needs some attention and the little lawn needs cutting, but nothing major.

The new plot however is going nowhere (except the greenhouse that I have completed). I've turned the soil in a couple of places (attempts at beds) but I haven't weeded them. I've planted two trees - a family apple and a plum - but that's about it. It seems like such a daunting task - where to start?!?

The good news is that I've started sowing seeds - have quite a few little tomato, pepper, aubergine, chilli plants as well as cucumbers and courgettes growing (also some flowers for the garden at home).

I need to work out where I can grab some hours in the next couple of weeks - not easy with w/e visits/visitors and a nearly 5 year old who doesn't want to do anything after school except eat, play and watch tv!

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