Week 11

19th April to 26th April 2008

A lot have been done this week, especially raising up the front edge, it took Bernard some manly power to dig and fill to make it look nice.

I have also designed the plot plate and now is up at the front, looks quite nice.

The sudden warmth air did it, made me feel that Spring is here, so I decided to immediate wire up the posts and planted in all those berries plants that I have got them since week 3, they are the raspberry, tayberry, blackberry and gooseberry.

April shower does good for plants, see my onions are shooting up….

I have planted in my sweetpeas and runner beans in this week too, as they both have been in the cold frame for more than 2 weeks and they should have harden enough to stand for themselves, touch wood and cross my fingers…………….

Fred from plot 13 had gave me some lattice seedlings and here they are, well protect from pigeons and slugs……

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Week 10

Looking for liquid fertilizer and bump to this valuable information, Comfrey is the magic plant of its own can help to boasting both all vegetables and soil. So I have order a bock of 5 from The Organic Gardening Catalogue, hope for the better plants in the future. By browsing around found John Harrison has written “Vegetable Growing Month by Month” and got myself a copy, well; knowledge is always an asset and my vegetable’s growing success mainly depend on how much asset I have acquired…….

Easter holidays for the school children for last and this week, the weather is a bit ups and downs means cold and wet with sunny intervals. I managed to fix all the pathway with bark chips, B came with the saw and helped in fixing all the edge on all plots. The allotment now looks quite tidy.

Besides fixing all the edges, B and I has build up 2 posts for supporting Raspberry (which are growing in pots at the moment). Also remember the tadpoles from Week 8, they are nearly double in sizes……..

Week 9

Have a wonderful week at my allotment, made all the acquaintance with most plot neighbours. They are really very friendly and full of top tips on how the soil and land’s behaviour to all sorts of plants. I enjoyed my walk there and when the lazy bug or fatigue bug stirred up I do call B come and pick me up, it all work fine….(his contribution to the allotment….an important joy, keep the work force going). Since we are now in April, the rain shower is unavoidable, in fact we allotment members do welcome this heaven sent vapour…..to dress up all growing things….

These cabbages seedings are given by Pat (plot neighbour 9)

Week 8

A productive week: Put some of the board beans that I have harden at home green house into ground with help. Also we have set up some guard and dangling some old CDs to deter flying predators.

After the board beans, I decided to get the garlic and onions in the ground, here they are……

Then I decided that is about time to get my potatoes in the plots and here comes the potato grower…..

Bernard helps in repair one of the plot row’s edge, it was hard work, the result that make the plot look tidy and organise…..

The Allotment fox appear again, well I call him or her the allotment guard as they seems deter those pigeons and crows away while they are there, well as they do not border us much they are OK….enjoy their sun bathing as it is……..

Janet was away for holiday, she has missed the blooming of her double daffodil, so I took a picture for her sake.

Wala…. at last the water butt fixed with help from allotment neighbour Mike, the pipe joint attached and water now can flow into my butt and richer for my crops…….

I get along very well with all the allotment neighbours, Pat from 9 gave me some tadpoles from her ponds, I transfer some into my little pond at home and some left in the bucket for further relocation, they are really very cute…..