Monday, 25 February 2008

Allotment time again

As you can tell from the photo, we haven't visited our allotment all winter! This is the sorry sight that greeted us this weekend.

Last year I was very busy trying to set up a craft business and the allotment was rather neglected. This year I will be more organised! After a couple of back-breaking hours, OH had dug over a large section of the allotment and I had dug up the old strawberry bed in the fruit cage and planted the new strawberry plants and cut down the old raspberry canes.

At home in the garden, I started clearing up the leaves and pruning some shrubs. I decided to risk putting the courgette plants into the cold greenhouse as they are quite big. They seem to have survived a sharp frost with the help of some bubble-wrap over them at night.


kathyann said...

Looks like you are going to busy,just hope you get some decent weather! so much more gets done when the sun is shining!It sounds like you've made a good start!I used to have an allotment but after separating from my husband,he kept the allotment on and I have to start again when we get a place of our own,which I am so looking forward to!Can't wait to get my hands dirty again!Good Luck with this years growing season,I'll keep popping back to see how you are doing!Love from Kathyann and the girls at meg's mum's muffins

thesnailgarden said...

Yes, it's great to have some decent weather - last year was so wet it hampered everything except the weeds!! Hope you get your hands dirty soon.