Sunday, 26 June 2016

First Harvests.

Well we're at the time of year where we can start to see a little something for all our hard work!!

Broad bean harvests, small and sweet!!

Mmmmm, strawberries!! I'm sharing with the
slugs but when they are this juicy and sweet
 I'll take whatever I'm given!!

Honey!!!! Yay!! The bees have been
working hard between showers and
I was very pleased to get my first
batch of honey spun!!
Has anybody else been harvesting anything yet??

Life is busy as always and I'm seriously trying to get the allotment look less like a wilderness, it's slow going but I am ever the optimist!! Got a busier week than normal ahead but I am hoping to find some time to catch up with all your blogs this week too so bare with me!!
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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Before and After......

So a couple of 'almost' dry days meant I could actually get a decent amount of work done down the allotment.

The 'brassica to be' and sweetcorn
patch...before.....

and after!!

The shed and pond area
before and.....

after!!

Interior of shed, before
and.......

After!!
So things are looking better. The wet weather has been liked as much by the weeds as it has by the slugs. Surprisingly with al the weeds we'd had my soil was neither compacted or water logged. Of course I knew this would be the case and had predicted the horrific weather of late and that's why I let the weed situation get so bad....it was all to help out the garden..........honest??!!

I managed to fill two green wheelie bins from sorting this lot!!

The shed was really just messy, there were a few jars and bits to go to the bnin but not much else. I was a little upset to go into the shed after emptying it out and finding two baby shrews on the floor, so tiny they hadn't yet opened their eyes. I don't like disturbing nests but just didn't spot it. I just scooped them with some balled up stuff to the side but I doubt Their Mum will come back to them now.

So I still have lots to do and have remembered to take the before shots so I will hopefully be able to show you some more wonderful garden pictures at the weekend. Is your garden growing well in the warmth and rain this year??
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