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Monday, 31 December 2018

New Year Brunch

Met up with several plot holders in the communal hut for brunch. I was serving the tea while Jim cooked the eggs, toast, sausages, burgers and beans. No gardening was done but a good time was had by all.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

"Your shed roof has blown off!"


The theme this weekend was 'moving'. I recently constructed the Vegepod and this was moved to its final position outside the storage shed. WoodBlocx were moved to a new location and then the rain started falling heavily on late Saturday afternoon.

During the evening I received an email to tell me that my shed roof had blown off. Early Sunday morning I set off for the allotment and arrived at 8am, just as dawn was breaking. Inspecting the shed I found everything was alright but a bit of sheeting was blowing in the wind, maybe this looked from afar that the roof had left but it hadn't.


So here I was, very early with no other plans than to fix a roof which didn't need fixing. Being Sunday there were no trains passing so it was beautiful to just sit and listen to the full-bodied songs of the birds.

As the sun slowly rose it burnt off the light frost covering everything and plumes of smoke surrounded the allotment. Therefore the ground was wet so no digging today. I used the time to clean both sheds and rearrange the internal layouts.

Within one of the vegetable beds stood a very large rosemary bush. Inside it was quite woody so I decide to take some cuttings before removing the bush. The large pieces were placed on our site sharing table for others to take for their Sunday lunches.


I stayed until darkness covered the site. It was a very relaxing day of just pottering around and achieving quite a bit of completing those odd jobs.

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Sunday, 9 December 2018

AGM

Today was our allotment site Annual General Meeting. Once the meeting was over there was Christmas food and drink plus a chance to meet new faces and catch up with regulars. We were also given our invoices for the 2019 rent.


Inside the storage shed - the plan is to built something into the storage shed to make it easier to sow seeds. Today I sowed Sweet Peas and Geraniums.





By 3pm the temperature was quickly dropped so I headed for the gate and home.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Spring Clean

It was nice to feel the sun touch skin for a few hours.
I arrived by 10am to make the most of the sunny morning ahead of me. Sadly the ground was so wet from nearly a week of rain there was nothing that could be done. 





So I turned my attention to one of the beds which will have vegetables growing in it next year. I cut back the brambles but even this, after 20 minutes the ground was muddy so it was time to give up on this as well. 

A few plot holders arrived (Maureen, Jim and Barbara) so it was time for a cuppa tea. Once the world was set I returned to my plot and cleaned out the storage shed. 

Lost compost bags. 

I may have only had the plot for nearly a year but it's surprising how quickly a shed can get out of order. At the back I found several bags of seed sowing compost and a large multi-purpose bag. Great. I can start sowing some seeds on Sunday, if the weather is good. 

As soon as I got home the rain started lashing against the windows. It's so pleasing to spend time on the plot but get home before the rain arrives. 

Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow. 

Point of interest:
Christmas is a time of cleaning out the clutter for Pagans.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Sean's Allotment Garden 2018 - Annual Movie



Annual review of the past 12 months of my allotment life. Thank you for your continued support especially during the past year. Your messages really helped me through. Now onto a new year, new plants and new adventures. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. Love Sean x