Saturday, December 30, 2006
We managed to get the slabs down but we was both very wet. Hopefully the Water Butt will get loads of water today.
We decided to drive to the local farm shop and the rain got worse, when we returned home the roads where beginningto flood and the car was getting heavily splashed from the other side of the road.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Also had to fix the shed window, the wind seemed to have smashed the plastic window and we had a nice big hole in the shed! all fixed now :-)
Picture of the Bench, Waterbutt and Steve with the new piece of plastic for the shed
Monday, December 04, 2006
We now just need to plan the other beds and make the paths for easy access.
This Shed is from out back garden, its a very old shed but its perfect for an allotment. We bought a new shed for the house. We thought it was silly having a old shed at home and a new one on the allotment. We had great fun getting down to the allotment in the car but we managed it. Luckily the Allotement is about a 5 minutes drive away from the house.
I then spent Sunday painting the shed to give it a bit of life! We had some old fence/shed paint left in one of the sheds when we moved into the house from the previous owner so it seemed just the job!
We haven't bothered to lock it as we been told if its not locked vandals will have a look inside, see nothing worth nicking and leave the shed alone ( hopefully)
Saturday, November 25, 2006
The Play was going very well, but then it seemed the actors had lost the words and repeating themselves, I did start to worry BUT it was all part of the play!! It wasvery good and we have both decided we would go and see more plays. I think it takes a lot of guts to get up on stage and act in front of a lot of people and some of the audience are friends and family.
Looking at the weather this morning (heavy rain and thunder and lighting) we thought we would not make it to the allotment today BUT luckily the rain stopped, Steve cut the pegs and off we went to the allotment. Allotment was empty when we arrived but a few people turned up while we where there. I would actually describe it like the boots advert for sun cream when poeple rush out for a bit of sun and it doesn't last that long. It rains but the minute it stops everyone runs to the allootment to do a bit of work but due to the lack of light, it doesnt last long!
We managed to do all the borders which was good. Allotment looks a lot better now. We now need to plan future beds with the rest of the wood we have. Also we need to build a composter and leaf mulch composter.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
The pallets are going to be used to put borders on our beds, it will help to make the plot look smarter and also keep soil of the paths.
We only managed to do one bed - the Strawberry bed but next week we will do more. Steve is bring some more tools to help with the cutting.
Next week we are collecting 12 from a local company so we will be very busy, luckily we now have roof bars on the car now, so that helps transporting the pallets to the allotment.
We are also going to use the pallets for making a composter. The wood used for pallets arfe very strong. Many people just throw them away or put them in there skips which take up loads of room. Dont forget, if you want to take one out of someone's skip you should ask first before you remove any items.
When we got home I decided to sort out my sunflowers in the front garden as the green bin is being collected tomorrow. I have kepted a few heads for the seeds to try and use them for growing sunflowers next year.
One of the sunflowers heads is Huge, the roots where huge and took ages to lift from the ground. One of my neighbours made a comment of, you've started the tree felling then!
I think my sunflowers have been a talking poing for the neighbours, the people I have spoken to all make comments on them, normally something like, you like sunflowers then!
Now I need to weed the front garden and plant a few plants to replace the sunflowers!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Took some photo's with Steve's new Digital SLR aswell. For some reason I can only download this 2 photo's. These are photo's of the view from our allotment.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
We had head laps and the car lights to help us see what we was planting.
I need to go back very soon and tie up my broad beans. They are getting very long and starting to bend over.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
I have been on the The Grapefine Forum http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/grapevine/ to ask for advice on what to grow, I actually asked about onions as I found out there where some winter onions which we can grow. I have just order some electric and radar Onions from ebay. Hopefully should get them before the weekend so I can plant them at the weekend and move some of the carpet :-)
Saturday, October 28, 2006
The picture is Steve working hard while I chat to our neighbour. Well this was the first time we met so its important to get to know your allotment neighbours
This is my hard work!
We still have a bit more to move but we made a good dent in the pile.
I also planted some Peas and some more Garlic. I love Garlic. I grew some in my back garden ( Elephant Garlic) and they worked out really well.
Also picked 2 green pepers as they where ready to eat.
Friday, October 27, 2006
I also have peppers, my mum bought me a pepper plant which I have got about 4 peppers of the plant. I did have them in my garden in pots but decided to plant them on my allotment, its a bit late for them to be out but they seem to be doing all right. I might pick the bigger ones tomorrow
This is the far View. As you can see there's not alot of Veg BUT this is due to the season. I ran around High Wycombe collecting old carpet to cover the plot as the weeds where growing like mad! Once we get more veg in we will use the carpet for paths.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
We have been growing a small amount of Veg in our back garden, we managed to get a few potatoes, Garlic, Runner Beans and peppers. The onions got eaten, the tomatoes we left outside for too long and the Carrots didn't really grow.
We still have leeks and Butternet squash growing in our back garden. Not sure if the Butternut will work out but we will have to see. We have great hopes for the Leeks
We hope with the allotment we will learn more knowledge and more things to eat.