I’ll admit now that I have been neglecting my plot lately and I have really missed being up there. There’s been little to no time to really crack on with any gardening work and the weeds are starting to get out of hand. Not to mention that to-do list which seems to be getting longer by the day. I’m away on holiday in a weeks time so I’m feeling the rush to get all those little jobs and as much weeding done as possible before I head off to Wales for 2 weeks!
All the flowers on plot 15C are starting to bloom and everything is looking so colourful and pretty at the moment. The brassicas and swiss chard are growing well, the potatoes are starting to be harvested, the french beans are producing and the fruit cage is doing it’s job of protecting my blackcurrants and raspberries which are both ripening. The wildlife pond patch in particular is looking beautiful and even though the flowers look a little wild and out of hand, I wouldn’t have them any other way.
Today I managed to spend the morning up the allotment in the sunshine ticking a few of those jobs off my list, the first job was to dig up and store the tulip bulbs. I absolutely loved the display of tulips earlier this year but wanted to make sure that I kept the variety of bulbs seperated so when it comes to planting them back out later this year I know which ones are which. I wouldn’t usually dig up the tulip bulbs but I’ll be placing a squash in the trough and thought it best to remove and store the tulips for their safety. Ideally I would have liked to have placed the bulbs into brown paper bags, but until I find some they can be drying out in these labelled terracotta pots inside the shed.
I found a spare few minutes to sit and enjoy a well earned cup of tea before I headed back home to go visit the Lavender Farm in the New Forest (a blog post will follow shortly!)
I hope you all had a lovely weekend x