Its that time of year when nothing is really growing (including weeds Huzzah!) which means I could finally get round to giving my little shed a lick of paint and what better colour to paint it then purple?! It just so happened that the sun shone alday, basking my plot in glorious sunshine and making sure my paint dried quickly, even if I did take nearly 3 hours applying the first coat. I think it needs a few more coats yet but atleast it is a tiny bit protected during the winter months, unless we are blessed with yet more sunny weekends very soon! (I also painted a bird house to match but I will post about that once its up and running)
Other jobs on plot 15C included digging the area of dirt where my French beans and potted strawberry runners were living until recently. This surprisingly didnt take very long, or maybe I just enjoy digging too much to realise how long it took! Anyway, that appears to be all the digging done, excluding the area where my pallet picket fence is being stored, which reminds me, I must build my fence soon. I also had enough time to install my extra large water butt onto some old railway sleeper chunks, all it needs now is some guttering and we should be full to the brim by spring time!
I also got my first ever seed catalogue in the post this week which has got me super excited for springtime and got me in the planning mood. I’m thinking a wild flower patch with cut flowers, a hedgehog home, a toad abode and a bug hotel! I also want to grow some cranberries in hanging baskets and even try my hand at growing popcorn (which I never even knew you could grow!) Its exciting times but alas, theres something more important just around the bend and its creeping up very quickly… CHRISTMAS! And I havent even started making my gifts yet, wish me luck :S