Saturday, February 25, 2006

As you can see the coping stone bed is no more and I have made a start on setting out the new bed. Now I need to dig out the old plants and as many perrenial weeds as possible and get on with it! Posted by Picasa

Ther aren't any straight edges to go off so judging the angles, width etc is causing a ot of head-scratching! Posted by Picasa

I've realised if I get rid of the pumpkin bed I might have room for another three beds parallel to this one....hmmmm.....that would definately make the space more productive....but do I want to get rid of that other bed....? Posted by Picasa

I piled the coping stones up along the fence for the time being. You can see the tulips in the bed in front. Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 24, 2006

The old compost bin is no more! Our council is offering up to three plastic ones per family. Are they any good or would I be better off making another wooden one? Posted by Picasa

This whole area should be sorted out over the coming weeks. I have started removing the old compost bin to make way for another raised bed. The coping stone bed is goingas well. I will try and save the sorrel, some lemon balm and a clump of chives. Posted by Picasa

Does this residue in the compost bin seen to be the sort of thing I should be putting in a runner bean trench? Advice gratefully recieved. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 23, 2006

I forgot to mention the bath I purloined from next door to my Mum & Dad yesterday morning. I think I will probably just use it as a convenient way to fill the watering can when needed. Still, as you may be able to see, I have made a start on tidying the bramble and other rubbish cluttering this end of the allotment.Posted by Picasa

It has been a wet and gloomy day today but i was pleased to be able to make a start on the clearing up. I also did a bit more 'planning' regarding the central path. I'm hoping to make a start on that in the next couple of days weather permitting. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Despite Kevin's best efforts to dissuade me I got this for a quid at a tip in Pembrokeshire. Any suggestions.....oh sorry we've done that already...... Posted by Picasa

The shed is stuffed with carpet ready to plant through and (hopefully) keep the horsetail at bay. Posted by Picasa

I spent a lot of the day at the house Phil is renovating sifting coal & dust to get the good stuff before the outhouse is demolished - oh the joys of half term! Posted by Picasa

I found this card in the front room. There is an old budgie pen in the back garden I am hoping to cut up for firewood. Poignant and rather sad to see this in an empty room waiting to be thrown away. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 18, 2006

The 'usual' view to remind me just how much needs to be done before the growing season begins! Posted by Picasa

It's a good job the fashion police weren't out in Lytham this afternoon! Posted by Picasa

Some of us are rather more dignified on our rambles! Posted by Picasa

The tulips I planted last Autumn are all through in the last new bed! Posted by Picasa

This is now the plan for the central path - two paving stones wide over the groundcover with a wooden edge on the left hand side with a longditudinal bed in place of the coping stones bed. Posted by Picasa

The allotment was bathed in the afternoon sunshine on a surprisingly warm but frosty day. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Isn't this a beautiful sight!? The first in what i hope might become a large collection of old water tanks. It is rather manky at the moment with a drainage hole in the bottom. I don't intend to use it for water though, probably as a planter.... Posted by Picasa

...and here it is again. I think I might use it for carrots or parsnips. Any suggestions? Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I couldn't resist this sunset as I drove home past St. Annes pier this evening. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I wasn't called in on Monday after a full week last week so snaffled some carpet from next door to my parents where all sorts of good things are appearing in the front garden as it is being cleared for decoration/renovation.  Posted by Picasa

The Purple Sprouting is drooping but looks like it should be productive in a couple of months time. There was a lovely golden glow over the rooftops this afternoon. Posted by Picasa

This was the view from the garden of Stainforth Youth Hostel in the Yorkshire Dales which 48 of us took over at the weekend. Not really allotment stuff but I did have a request and I know I have rather neglected the blog lately.  Posted by Picasa
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