Saturday 23 March 2019

A bit of a back log!!

Well I finally got all the photos Ive taken since I started spending some time down the allotment and rather than eke it out I thought I'd bring everyone up to speed in a quick post....this was going to go up earlier tin the week but the laptop battery died and then the rest of the week ranaway with work and what was I up to over the last few weeks???

Well there was plenty of rubbish to be sorted out so I had one of these!!

I love a good bonfire.
I don't think you can beat a good bonfire...I love to watch the flames and of course all that ash can be dug back int the ground...I compost a lot of stuff but when it comes to woody cuttings this is a much quicker method and warmer too!!

The shed had started to disappear among the brambles at the top of the plot so they had to be tamed....

Not only were they taking over the shed they were also swamping the pond area....which is just a plastic sandpit boat sunk into the ground and filled with water but it works and is a welcome drink for the wildlife.

Anyway...I got very brutal with the brambles and where I cut the back as I couldn't get all the routes out and where I had to cut them back I prayed the fresh cuts in the hopes taht I can kill them off....Brambles are great for the fruit but only if they are in the right area....after about an hour and a half and many cuts and splinters (even through my heavy duty gloves!) things were looking much better.

Not quite finished in this one
but you can see where
the brambles got round
the guttering.
The pond is much clearer for
the wildlife now.

This is how we are looking now, the pond could do
with a clean out but will have to wait until later
in the year as I don't want to disturb anything
at this time of year.
You can see that I have to sort out the guttering but overall it was time well spent...there is still plenty of tidying to do that end but I am certainly on the right track.

I also got some weeding done on the allotment.

It has been cleared up to the pathway you can see in the middle....the ground wasn't too bad to be honest...beyond the path is the worst but as it has the old strawberry patch there but one step at a time!

And finally I had a good tidy up in the greenhouse.

Tidy greenhouse...ready for the
growing season!
So the greenhouse is all ready for the seeds to go in and looking very tidy!!

I do have a few things already in the ground which went in the back end of last year and they have germinated well.


Broad Beans

So all these photos were actually taken a couple of weeks ago...things have moved on since then but that's for another post!


  1. It's good to see a post from you. I always enjoy reading your posts. My property looks a lot like what you show in your pictures. The big difference is you work to keep yours looking good. I've been seriously thinking maybe I should hire somebody to clean mine up a bit. I tried to do it myself last year, but I found that it was too big for me.

    1. I'm not sure the last few years has really had it looking good but I feel I'm getting back to my happy place and I am hopeful for the coming year.

  2. I think it feels good when you've made a start, and at least the greenhouse is all ready for the sowing season now.

    1. I am feeling good about a lot of things this year...optimism is the key!

  3. You got a lot of work done. I think I have sore muscles just from reading it

    1. I have sore musces too Ann...but it's such a satisfied soreness that I can only smile about it!

  4. It's good to have some jobs ticked of isn't it?

    1. It really is...make me feel more and more optimistic of the coming summer...


keep it clean...keep it relevant...I look forward to reading your comments!!