Friday, 23 July 2010


As we start the school summer holidays I know that I need to keep on top of things at the allotment, it is so easy to take your eye off the ball.

My plans for the next week or so (more like so) are as follows:-

dig the patch where the broad beans have been
plant leeks and savoy cabbage out
sow spring cabbage
sow some 'last chance' seeds for late crops
get some edging for the herb bed
deal with the strawberry runners
get Owens patch dug
finally put together the play house
weed around the artichokes
cut back the area for next years planting of soft fruit
harvest onions
look for some bargain plants to put out for a final flourish

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Quiet yet busy

I have been very quiet on here recently but I have been very busy doing lots of things.

The end of the school year is approaching and there have been lots of things to attend or do at Owens school. As well as the panic of planning how to manage the holidays.

The allotment is chugging along. It needs a little bit doing to keep on track I need to plant out some more stuff and sow some seeds for late crops. It is currently a bit of a dust bowl we have had no significant rain for weeks. As soon as school breaks up we are going to have to think about making a superhero scarecrow if we are to enter the allotment site competition. Any useful suggestions for the scarecrow are gratefully received.

One of the things that has been keeping me busy was preparing for my exhibition, the opening night was last Monday. I have never done such a thing before and the mixture of nerves and excitement was exhausting. I am glad that I have dipped my toe into the exhibition water as it will open new doors. A lot of people came along to support me and I want to say a big 'thank you' to them all.