The Allotment Wife


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First daffodils!

Fabulous news from the allotment – the first daffodils are finally in bloom properly, hurrah!

daffodils

So thrilled about this that I can’t even speak, LOL! I have to admit that I wimped out today from actually going out as it’s snowing (yikes!) so I sent my lovely husband instead (what a mean wife I am!…), who brought them back for me, plus a couple of sprouts plants.

So that’s one full bed of sprouts finished, and another seven or so plants in the other sprout bed to go. They’re doing really well.

But look at those daffodils!!

Have a fabulous weekend and keep warm!

Anne Brooke Books

 

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Raspberry Riot

Did a quick hoe-round at the allotment today, though the snow yesterday and the day before appears to have beaten the weeds down, hurrah! There is exciting news about the daffodils as they’re now starting to form actual flower buds, well gosh:

daffodils

The rhubarb is also looking very pretty, and we’re hoping it might gain some friends at some point!

rhubarb

Our main job of today though has been starting to cut down the autumn raspberry canes to the ground. They’re really easy to cut with secateurs though they’re so long that you have to be a bit careful that you don’t take your eye out when you’re disposing of them! Also heavy duty gloves are vital … We’ve done just under half the bed so will carry on next week. It’ll certainly make it a lot easier to weed. The canes we cut down today will be added to our garden waste bin at home – thank goodness we remembered to bring one of our green bags.

cutting-down-the-autumn-raspberries

autumn-raspberry-canes

A very small harvest today – just sprouts! – and there haven’t been so many of these as we harvested last year. Though, to be fair, we didn’t plant as many either!

harvest

Have a great weekend!

Anne Brooke

 


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The Wintry Allotment

Our first snowfall came today – which for me was horrific as I utterly HATE snow. It’s the work of the devil, don’t you know. LOL! Anyway, thankfully for us in the south-east of the UK it hasn’t lasted long – or not hereabouts anyway, so K and I still visited the allotment just to see how it was doing.

And it’s all very wintry – as you can see! Here is the overall view:

And here are a couple of close-ups of the beds:

 

I wasn’t expecting to be able to do any hoeing as I thought the soil would be too hard, but in actual fact it was all fairly soft, so we managed a fair weed round – not that there was that many weeds anyway.

K also brought down two bags of compost from home – but we’ll wait until the snow has gone until we actually mulch anything. There was a slight problem with our little trolley – which isn’t that great as it is – as one of the wheels came off, but luckily it was after he’d deposited the compost, so hopefully it’s mendable.

And once more we’ve harvested the sprouts, hurrah:

Harvest

Have a great week, everyone, and happy gardening!

Anne Brooke Books
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