The Allotment Wife


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First planting of the year

Out in the allotment today and we’ve planted 15 gladioli bulbs which is our first actual planting of this year, hurrah! We’re doing succession planting for the first time ever (go us, eh!) and so we’ll plant more in 2 weeks’ time and then the last batch two weeks after that. Here they are just before we bury them in the soil:

Gladioli

This week, we also have some more daffodils as cut flowers for the house – though they’ve been a little stressed out by last night’s frost!

Daffodils

Doesn’t stop them looking pretty grand once in their vase though:

Vase

Meanwhile, the rhubarb is showing itself for the first time, though probably not enough for crumble just now, LOL:

Rhubarb

A sign of good things ahead though. And talking of good things, it looks like we might be able to get some manure from the lady who owns the horses in the field next to the allotments, so that’s brilliant news. We’ll have to bring a trolley and a bag to put it in next time we’re on site. Manure is always good!

Finally, a harvest today of those lovely daffodils, plus sprouts, which we’ve had for lunch and will also see us through another meal or two for sure.

Harvest

What with the harvest, we now have a couple of empty beds, so are having fun thinking of what we can put in them next. I do love the start of spring!

Have a fabulous Mothering Sunday!

Anne Brooke Books

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