Saturday, December 30, 2006

Broad beans Black!

I also noticed a few of my Broad Beans have turned Black! Looked on a few web sites and asked on GYO and it seems they may have been affected by the frost, hopefully they should be fine now

Very Wet!

We both went to the allotment today, have not been for a long time. We decided to put some guttering up on the shed to help rain water into the Water Butt and put some concrete slabs to make a pathway to the shed. Weather looked OK but the minute steve had placed the last item onto the guttering it started to rain and heavy! We still had to put the concreate slabs down which we got from Freecycle.

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

Bench and Waterbutt

We managed to get a Bench and a water butt from freecycle. We where only picking up a bench from the person who responded to my advert for a bench but she also offered us a waterbutt when we arrived to pick up the item. She is leaving the country to live with her daughter so she is trying to get rid of loads of items. She didnt have to ask us twice!!! We drove off very happy people. The items now look very nice on the allotment. The only item we had to buy was a tap for the Water butt, which we have now fitted.

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

What we have built

Well we have been very busy building on the allotment, all of the beds now have borders see picture below
Steve also noticed the Cabbage and broccoli need a bit more room, as they seem to coming through the chicken wire we had placed there earlier. We bought some garden netting and used a few bamboo sticks to make a tent to cover the Veg and give them plenty of room to grow.

We now just need to plan the other beds and make the paths for easy access.

We have a Shed!

As of Saturday Afternoon we have a shed on the allotment. woohoo!

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)
Here is the shed