A Big Blue Sky Day – that’s what we have today. A weekend of sun and some warmth, perfect for gardening. Time to blow away the cobwebs, time to feel the sun on your back. Time to garden.
I haven’t taken you to the allotment in ages, pretty much all winter, that’s because I was either away, it was too cold / wet or I forgot my camera. Life is like that sometimes. These are snap shots with a small pocket digital camera, I like the colour of the blue! Especially combined with some warmth from the sun.
As ever there is work to do, jobs that haven’t been jobbed but slowly-slowly I’m gathering pace and ticking jobs off my mental to do list, which also involves a fair amount of time – especially this morning, chatting and catching up with my fellow allmonteers – we are all out of hibernation now!
The first set of photos are looking down the length of the plot, ground slowly being cleared, uncovered, re-covered, manured, weeded – you name it.
Yes, take a look my friends – a path that has had a Spring haircut
While the greenhouse is standing up well to sea blown windy winds protecting the salads within
Now we are looking back from the end of the plot under the trees with the shed to my left.
Blue water pipes for the fruit netting cage, a blue tarpaulin covering the manure pile and a beautiful blue sky.
Have you properly lingered and admired my mown path?
Just out of shot is a bed of Broad Beans (fava) struggling through to Spring and the Asparagus bed I had such high hopes for seems to have given up the ghost – no asparagus from the plot this year, time to start again.
The garlic has survived the cold blasts and wet soil to emerge into Spring sunshine, I need more mulching material like grass and seaweed, but those will come with time
The leeks are gradually being dug and eaten – it’s leek and pea risotto tonight, (the last batch of peas from the freezer) fancy popping round? There’s home grown salad too!
Happy gardening my friends
- The weekly view ….. time to get down and dirty! (promenadeplantings.com)