Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Left keys in allotment lock

V annoying arrived home sans front door keys which necesitated a return trip to the allotment luckily only 5 mins away.
A change to the schedule today no digging.I planted another row of Broad beans,2 half rows of Gladiator parsnips,half a row of spinach and half a row of Hilds blauer Herbst und Winter radishesAll of this was watered with my 2 liter watering can.Obviously a number of trips to the tap followed but its all good exercise.I did a bit more weeding so another tip run is imminent.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Another long weekend.

A Similiar pattern seems to be emerging down at the allotment.Digging,weeding,hoeing and bagging up rubbish.I planted half a row of boltardy beetroots.Next job is to plant some parsnips and spinach.
In the conservatory I have potted on Alicante tomatoes,Red basil and some cucumbers.On the flower front Cherry Brandy rudbeckia and Coleus have been potted on.I still have space issues in there.
Today I started my Moonlight beans and Greek giant beans.I still have three more types of bean to sow.
In the garden I harvested my blind Wilkinson's daffodils (destined for the compost heap)added some compost and chicken manure and will plant some gladioli in their place.The garden seems bereft of colour at the moment even the clematis montana is losing its flowers but my first rosebud is about to bloom.
The greenhouse is full of tomatoes,cauliflowers,cabbages,brussel sprouts and brocoli all waiting to be planted out.