Great excitement on the allotment this week as finally (finally!!) the asparagus is starting to grow!
You can just about see the little stems poking their heads above the ground – honestly, I got really choked up when I saw them. I love asparagus, so maybe there’ll be a crop after all. Anyway, the allotment itself is looking grand in the sunshine:
And the astilbe, lilies, sweet williams and tulips are looking gorgeous:
The tulips have now been harvested and put in vases at home. I do so love having flowers in the house, and it’s even more special when I’ve grown them myself:
On the veggie front, K has put up some bean poles, and planted some carrots and lettuce (as well as more potatoes):
Meanwhile, the onions, rhubarb and spinach are looking good:
As usual, I did a hoe round, and hand-weeded the soft fruit area, while K watered everything as the soil is rather dry at the moment. I also planted some dahlias I discovered when I was clearing out the kitchen – we’d completely forgotten we had them so that was a nice surprise!