Friday, July 29, 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005
Strawberry Bed Update
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Sue and I walked down to the land registry and then the allotment (via Lytham hospital) last night ( Tuesday. We walked back through the playing fields and Witchwood. (7.3 miles on the pedometer!) Cora loved it. We stopped off to water on the way. I am intending to have a day down at the allotment tomorrow (Thursday), which will be the first day officially of the Summer holidays as schools broke up today.)
Monday, July 18, 2005
I forgot to put these up last week!!!
I went down all afternoon this afternoon and had as really good go in the shed! I lined a load of stuff up ready to go to the tip when I heard a cheery call and Jimmy arrived enquiring about three large panes of glass for his oddly proportioned greenhouse, a couple of sheets of hardboard and an old lawnmower for the bloke who does the verges. He made me a cup of tea and a piece of shortbread. He told me a bit about his time in the steelworks in Glasgow. There were 18 allotments actually in the grounds for employees. Jimmy ended up with three on the go.
I can hardly remember an afternoon at the allotment that felt so laid back! Although he did describe mare's tails as 'soul destroying'.
I will take some new pictures tomorrow.
Jobs I have planned are:
*Finish the 'new' strawberry bed
*Carrots & potatoes in the greenhouse for Christmas
*Two rows of peas lengthways along a bed
*Move Leeks asap when it's wet
*Thin new squash plants
*Plant up apple mint in Green container
*Weeding & general bed maintanence
*Ask Sam about railway sleepers
Should keep me busy for a while