Weekend Jobs Completed
- Tidied the shed.
- Burnt some of the excess wood.
- Made pea canes and edging from excess wood.
- Planted autumn fruiting raspberry canes (Joan J variety).
- Erected additional shelving inside the greenhouse.
- Broke up the ground around the many plum suckers for the rain to help loosen.
- Broke up the ground to extend the main bed an additional 1-2 feet.
- Made a make-shift cloche to warm the soil.
- Fertilised the potato bed.
- Rhudabekea ‘Rustic Dwarf Mix’
- Evening Primrose ‘Sunset Boulevard’
- Livingstone Daisy
- Crocus bulbs (oops I forgot to plant them!)
- Garlic chive
- Re-sowed some tomato Roma, chilli Corno di Toro Rosse and hot fresno that didn’t germinate.
All the onions, shallots and garlic are in the ground and the potato bed is now ready. I’ve also stated to warm the ground for my salad crops by up-cycling the shower doors that my landlord was going to throw out. The area to the left of the shed behind the apple tree will become a wildlife area with nasturiums in the borders, bird feeders in the hawthorn trees and a bug hotel when I get round to making it. I would love to build a hedgehog house too – sadly I’m yet to see one on the allotment site. The right side of the shed will be a seating area for BBQs with lots of potted flowers and climbing clematis once the area is dug over.