Thursday, June 28, 2007

Naughty Lily

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A picture of naughty lily. When I was trying to take the photo, she thought the phone was some food and tried to jump and eat it!!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Harvested Garlic

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Here is a picture of the Harvested Garlic - Don't they look great!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


garlicNot looking good. But once harvested they look great.

Beautiful Onions

Look at our lovely onions - some of them are HUGE! I think we will harvest the bigger ones very soon. They look lovely.



The rasberrys are doing very well. We actually both had one rasberry each after this photo - very nice

The Spuds

This is just a close up of the spuds growing - I can't wait to try these - hope they are OK!

View of the allotment

I have finally got around to taken a few photo's of the allotment. As you can see we have made some process - nearest to the camera are the Spuds. One to the right are the ones we planted first, the one in front we planted a few weeks later so we have a good suppy and they don't arrive all at the same time.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I hate weeds

The main job at the allotment is weeding. As we was off for two weeks the weeds are very big. I am always looking at other people's plot and they don't have any weeds but mine is just full of them! I spent Monday night down on the plot and weeded the broadbeans and garlic bed, the strawberry bed ( added straw to them aswell) and removing weeds from the path - these are the worst. I was getting so much done then as I mentioned before I then stepped on a nail so went home feeling very sorry for myself.

I also planted the sweetcorn and Butternut squash in the same bed. I had been told they go very well as the sweetcorn go up and the butternut grow on the ground and stop the weeds!!! thats what i like, keep the weeds away, so I am giving that a go!

Just come back from the allotment tonight, as my foot is better and I can actually walk on it now, I weeded more of the path way, the Pea bed that nothing else grows in it apart from Peas!, the Onions as they where getting strangled by the Bine weed!

Planning to go tomorrow and weed some more. I think Steve will also come and help.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stupid Nail

While I was down on the allotment on Monday evening I stepped on a piece of wood with a NAIL in it. It went straight through my shoe into my foot. I can tell you it hurt. The next morning it really hurt and had problem walking on it. Steve decided we should get it checked out with A & E. I am also 21 weeks pregnant so we wanted to make sure no serious damage was done.

So we spent 2 hours in A & E, had a X-Ray - put on a special suit to protect baby and they said it was fine. It just really hard to walk on it.

Hopefully will get better tomorrow.

Back from Holiday

We have just spent two weeks in Italy so the allotment needs a bit of TLC.

I have pulled up the broadbeans - I did manage to get a few of them but not as many as I should have. If I plant them next year I will cover them but I don't know if I can be bothered with them.

All the garlic have gone rusty - Oh well. Just have to see what they are like when we dig them up in a few weeks.

The over wintering onions are doing very well. Some look very impressive.

I have planted some sweetcorn and Butternut squash - hopefully they should do ok. We are big Butternut fans and look forward to eating them.

The main jobs we need to do is the weeding, we seem to be the only people on the site with weeds, its not fair. Steve also needs to build a frame for the raspberries, to stop the Deer eating them. It seems the local Deer eat anything green. They had a nice feast on my cauliflower!!! I am planning to put brocolli in there place and will make sure the Deer can not get to them.

Spuds are doing very well. We planted in two stages so we don't get all the spuds at once.