Wednesday 6 April 2016

Half way....and then a bit less!!!

So I meant to write this post at the weekend but things have been busy, busy, busy, but in a good way!!

So by the weekend I was halfway through my easter vacation and exactly at the halfway point for my allotment you can imagine I was delighted with this. After getting so little done last year due to everything else it was nice to be positive.

dug earth, growing garlic, prepared beds!
This is the prepared half, all dug and weeded
 ready for planting, just to the right you can
 see the garlic growing!

weeds and brassicas
This is the half yet to be tackled, there are a
few brassicas still growing but not much else.
The weekend was warm enough to to the first hive inspection and this too was a halfway situation....two with problems. I guess that's the way it goes. Annabel came and did a hive inspection for the first time this year too and her hive is looking great....she even brought her Nan down to show her the bees. Her nan did comment on how there were a lot of bees in the hives.......I did tell her this would now start to multiply rapidly with the warmer weather approaching.
first hive inspection 2016
Some re-caps for Annabel and answering
a few questions for Annabels Nan.

Leslie thorne award winner 2015
Annabel going through
her hive.
So that was Sunday...then Monday hit....Juliette had been busy digging and left huge clumps which needed to be broken down....rotovator time, of course Juliette wanted a little bit of a recap on how to use it so I obliged...and also gave her girls a go...and her Mother-in-law. It was a nice morning and everyone enjoyed having a go but needless to say I didn't get anything done on my plot so it put me a little behind schedule!!

rotovating, mud, muscles, clods
You can clearly see the bit that
has been rotovated!!
Anyway since then I have managed to get some more of my plot done and although I am a little behind I have nothing on at the weekend so will have plenty of time to catch up.

So this is where I am at right's a good and satisfying place to be.....I am optimistic that it is going to be a great growing season!!!


  1. Yes it is a good place to be, funny how making a start gives you so much hope for the growing season xx

    1. I'm clinging to that hope Jo and being very optimistic about this year!!

  2. We are definitely behind this year.

    1. I often think that Sue...but it always seems to come right in the end!

  3. It looks nice in your pictures, like spring is there. I'm still waiting a little bit for it here.

    1. Spring is definitely here Ratty and the insects are loving it!! Hope spring blooms for you very soon.


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