For a whole month now I’ve been dreaming about getting back up the allotment and getting my hands well and truly dirty and I’m pleased to say that dream came true last Sunday. I headed up the allotment early with a car full of goodies, my camcorder, and a very excited person!
One of the first jobs to do was to have a good look around, the plot isn’t that big but it sure took me awhile to check everything. I couldn’t help but get excited at the sight of my tulip trough with all the bulbs peeking through, as well as my narcissus which look like they are going to bloom soon and I was so happy to see all 6 alliums survived. Although a deer has been creeping in through my broken gateway and nibbling a few of my tulips in the lasagne pot! There’s not much else to report as nothing else is growing, but my double bloom primroses are looking extremely pretty by the pond.
My list of jobs that day included moving and spreading some manure over the legume bed, it’s currently sitting in a pile on the brassica bed and as the brassicas don’t like manure it needs to be moved. The manure that will be left over will be moved into the manure bin (which has yet to be made!) Once that job was done I wanted to dig over the rhubarb bed and get it ready for 3 crowns. The old sunflower stalks were placed on the rubbish heap and I managed to dig over the area quite easily, although to be fair it wasn’t very big… The two rhubarb crowns I had taken from my Dad’s crowns and placed in the flower patch had survived and been completely forgotten about, so I rather quickly moved them over to the rhubarb bed now all I need to buy is one more!
After popping back home for lunch I decided to film a Vlog and do a quick tour of both mine and my Dad’s allotments for Youtube (both videos have been uploaded over on the channel if you want a peek!) Then last but not least I started to dig over the flower border to make way for a special new addition which will be revealed shortly… I didn’t manage to finish digging the entire border so I’ll have to finish that off another day.
I can’t explain how happy I was to finally be back up the allotment and to leave with dirty hands and muddy clothes. It felt so good to be knuckling down and getting on with jobs, although there’s so much left to do before the allotment is ready for Spring… that does mean I get to plan more days up there though, I just need this rain to go away!