It was a full day on the allotment. A whole new shed roof has been installed – something I’m rather proud of – which means we now have a dry shed. Wigwams have been prepared for runner beans. Potatoes and onions are now in the ground. Dwarf beans have been moved to a make-shift cold frame – they’re too big to stay in pots, but it’s way too early for them to be planted out fully as we’re still getting frosts. A few more wooden borders acquired, but I still need pegs to firm them in the ground. One of our most productive days yet. Oh, and if you’re wondering – those eggs are from the chickens on the plot opposite ours. The big egg was produced by a hen called Thumper.
Not near me, but this is from Ulverston, Cumbria – via Flickr. This shot was too nice not to share. It’s the season now. Or at least I think it is, anyway, but because of our weird never ending winter it might still take a while. What a scene though, and probably a wonderful smell too – it’s one of the few times nature really makes an effort to get up your nose. I remember when I lived on the south coast for a brief period, there was an amazing place where you had the combination of coastal vegetation, the saline breeze and intense wild garlic aromas. For me it’s the sign that summer is on the way.