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Allotment Part 5 - We are getting there!


Thought you would like a progress report. on Lou’s Lottie !!
We have had some lovely dry weather recently which has enabled us to make quite a bit of progress on the garden.
We have gradually managed to burn all the roots from the old raspberry plants and the ash spread on some of the beds; at a cost of course….our clothes and hair smelled horrendous…..and I had to throw everything in the washer and jump in the shower when we got home.
Potatoes are in, broad beans, onions and seeds of salad stuff sown.
Brian has started some edging for the beds, and it does make it look a lot tidier.
I have started weeding the strawberry bed and hope to have this completed by the end of next week. I can then concentrate on digging over the bed allocated to my dahlias…..this was sprayed last week with a super duper concentrated glyphosate that one of my fellow allotmenteers gave me…..I have rewarded this kind gesture with some strawberry plants. We met more lottie neighbours last week and they all seem to be very nice.
I have allocated a section of one of the beds to house the carrots….within a covered raised bed….to fend off any raids by carrot root fly!!!….I have some seed germinated in cell trays and will sow seed in the bed as well.
I hope to erect a cold frame and put in the trays of cabbage; cauliflower; beetroot; leeks and red onions, to grow on before planting out.

Here are a few recent pics…..

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hi Alice,you have done well with your plot,good luck with your veg i know only too well how back breaking it is at the moment but hope it will be worth it in the end..:o))

10 Apr, 2010


Alice, it is looking really good. The soil looks good...? Hope it all goes well for you. I planted out some of my hardy seedlings in my veg borders outside the kitchen yesterday and they are all far!!

10 Apr, 2010


that all looks and sounds great! well done! :)

10 Apr, 2010


That's really coming together now, well done on your hard work. o )

10 Apr, 2010


Looking good Amble, looks like yo've put a lot of hard back,aching or should that be breaking,work into your allotment,not to mention the blood,sweat and tears,best of luck for the rest of the season,is that broad beans thats growing?p.s where's the shed.

10 Apr, 2010


looks fantastic, all the horrendous smells will be forgotten when you are eating your fruits of your labour...:-)

10 Apr, 2010


Thank you all for your kind comments. Yes Allotment73, they are broad beans and the shed is at the other end of the plot....see previous blogs....:-)

11 Apr, 2010


The soil isn't too bad Karensusan....just needs a bit of feeding up!

11 Apr, 2010


Coming on Alice. All the hard work will be well worth while, when you are enjoying all that lovely veg.

11 Apr, 2010


Brilliant work Lou, you've both been very busy ....:))))

11 Apr, 2010

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