It is just so good to feel that at last the new growing year has started properly. I have seedlings on the windowsills. I have put seeds into the ground at the allotment. I have potatoes to chit. I also have a horseradish to plant, that the trouble with these spur of the moment garden centre purchases, where do I put it and what do you do with it. My sense of excitement and the possibilities are spilling over.
The reality of an allotment is a little bit Jekyll and Hyde I was thinking today as I cleared areas and dug other bits today. You love it, you 'hate' it. It looks good, it looks like a monster.
On the patch I have some good bits that finally look like I own a 'proper' allotment and some bits that need sorting. At the moment I'm very aware that it could all run away from me. I could get left behind as spring marches through. We have loads to do, it's time to focus and crack on.