Flower show @ my plot 2012

There are always ups and downs at the plot….. but the flowers’ show always cheer up whatever those downs bit….

Sweet Peas and Gladiolus are my love and it seems I do not grow tired of them, as they put up with me so far and gives me their best all along….. thank you….

flower beauty from me copy

Gladiolus full bloom 2012 copy

Sweet Peas @ Bed 1 copy

Sweet Peas 2012

I have grown some Cosmos last year and it add to my love list too…. here they are I transplant some of the young seedlings from home to the plot…. they just bloom and show off their honey beauty…. come on bees and all flying insects….

Cosmos bloom copy

my lush Cosmos

My little wild flower patch has not been regulate like my other beds…. but it still coming on fine…. dinky beauty comes in between the wild growth…. again thank you for the majesty of nature….

the wild patch bed 15

the star beauty copy

Wild beauty copy

Poppy full bloom 2012 copy

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Beginning of May–year 5

Here are the views of all my beds at the allotment at the beginning of May, some are already filled and some are preparing for the newbies….

Bed 1 – Rhubarbs are flourishing…. Gladiolus, Sweet peas has planted in….. on the side the hardy Lovage, Chives and Welsh onions are coming back to live….     

Bed 1 early May 2012

Bed 2 – prepared half of the bed to become seed bed which has been sown in Pak Choy, Iceberg Lettuces, Spring Onions, Spinach, Radish, Parsley and Parsnip….. the second half of the bed has set aside for the Mange touts peas, Iceberg Lettuce….

Bed 2 early May 2012

Bed 3 – planted in some Iceberg Lettuces in between the First Early potatoes…

Bed 3 early May 2012 copy

Bed 4 – same as bed 3…..

Bed 4 early May 2012

Bed 5 – Board beans and Strawberries….

Bed 5 early May 2012 copy

Bed 6 – Main crops of potatoes…

Bed 6 early May 2012 copy

Bed 7 – Main crops of potatoes too…

Bed 7 early May 2012 copy

Bed 8 – one fifth of the plot has been planted with Board Beans through winter months… the rest of the bed will be dug for Cabbages, Calabrese and Cauliflower…(the treble C)…. Bed 9 has been dug over with compost trench through the winter months and at the moments is waiting for plants….

Bed 8 early May 2012 copy

Bed 10 – the bed of Onion (both white and red), Shallots, Garlic… this has been through the winter months…. Bed 11 is being dug over ready for Beetroot, Carrots and Sweet corns..…

Bed 9 early May 2012 copy

Bed 12 – the Raspberry bed need a bit of tidy up…. otherwise it looks promising….

Bed 10 early May 2012 copy

Bed 13 – this bed is temporary made and still a testing ground…. by the compost bin I have transplant some Spinach seedlings there and the long end has been planted in main crops Potato….

Bed 11 early May 2012 copy

Bed 14 – the Tansy plants, Comfrey plants gets along fine, and the Globe Artichoke has some new shoots showing too…. Bed 15 the wild flower bed has just sown some new wild flowers seeds……

Bed 12 early May 2012 copy

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Flower show @ vegetplotlot 2011

I can say this is a brilliant year for flowers at my plot.  As you can see in the follow images that I took from my plot…blooming beauty.

Planting flowers at the plot is really benefit for all the other vegetable and fruit crops… as they attract insects to speed up the pollinate process… my saying is without bees there is no honey, and without flowers there is no bees….

Mainly I have planted my flowers at the front and bottom of my plot… in between bed’s corner dotted some flower plants too… a collective way to round-up the insects in my plot… I think this may work for me…..

Bed 1

The front…. In this bed I have cramped in Rudbeckia, Sweet Peas, Gladioli… they are really fantastic…

Bed 1 flower galore 2011

Sweet Peas galore…. have lots of cut flowers throughout the summer… scents in heaven…..

Sweetpeas 2011

Bed 15

The bottom…. this is suppose my wild flower patch… last year I had scatter some wild flower seeds and let the nature takes the hand to see to it…It did have a very attractive result…

This year I have this Malva flowers plants coming up which I did not sow particularly, I guess it must from last year’s seeds which coming up this year… and I research about this and found that this is a perennial plant and the variety of this one is ‘Windsor Castle’…. so I have got a royal structure at my bottom of my plot…

The wonderful thing is my Raspberry bed is nearby, and with the blooming Malva not far from it…. my raspberry did have a bonus benefit….

 Malva 'Windsor Castle' 2011

Last year I saw people having good time growing Sunflowers at the plot, so I decided to grow some this year… not too bad… if I stack them up properly they may shoot up taller… by and by they look stunning when open up…..

my sunflowers 2011

Here is a clip to catch some of their beauty,…

I still looking for the name of the bee plant that I planted in between the bed… the flowers of this plant is like a tiny mini orchid and when it starts blooming… imagine many mini orchids open up and the bees are in heaven to take the nectar…… since I planted this at home seven years ago, I always fascinated when I see the attraction of the bees….. unfortunately I have misplaced this plant’s name and I given its name ‘Bees plant’… and hoping one day I’ll find its real id….

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Week 23 – Year 2

12th July – 19th July 2009

Back from the holiday break and in fact I need another holiday to recover the holiday just had…. the washing and all…..

We moaned of the flaming heat and now we moaned for where the heat gone…. too many rain showers now… don’t know when to due with the mountain of weeds at the allotment… and on the other hands all crops properly all juice up and ripe to pick….

Harvest

Picking is a cheerful motion and definitely plenty to pick… I have bumper good crops of potatoes this year, still plenty left in the ground to enlarge the sizes….. Besides my stocks there are others who are generous to share their pickings…. Thanks you Bill’s red currents and Barry’s cabbages…

bumper pckings w23y2

potato w23y2

General View @ week23 year2

Been away for a week but take a good look and it seems a lot has changed… pumpkins plants has taken shapes, cabbage Tundra has triple the size, Sweet Peas has blamed my away and started to fade… but my Jerusalem Artichoke has shot up in height and taller than the grower too……..

General view w23y2

Repair

After harvested all the potatoes at row number 3, my JCB hubby kindly offered to repair all the planks around the row… At least there are 2 rows out of 8 have fully renew all the edges at my plot.

row 3 w23y2

Chinese Cabbage

The Chinese cabbage seedlings shown strong growth, so I have cleared the Board Beans patch at row 2 and planted all the young plants in…. now just have to wait and see….

new plants in w23y2

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Week 21 – Year 2 (flaming & flower)

29th June – 3rd July 2009

We had a heat touch in England, ‘flaming’ June at least lived up the name given… all my fans been taken out from the loft and have a good turn on….

The heat gives out the best colour on all the flower plants and here are some I caught their best poise….

Plot Neighbour’s front row

This one is from Mike plot 11….. wild flower patch…

Mike's patch

Pat & Barry’s plot 9, a mini garden with pond feature ….

Plot 9 flowers

Mike from plot 24… looking forward for the bumper apples….

Mike's apple

Sweet Peas

My sweet Peas have a big splash of colour this year and I have picked a lot of them…..

SweetPea w21y2

speechless Sweet Peas.....

SweetPeas2  w21y2

sweetpeas   cornflowers w21y2

Harvest

This is a continuing job…  really satisfactory and delightful one….

w21y2 pickings

Next week we’ll pop to Cornwall for our annual break…. chase the seagulls ….

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Week 18 – Year 2

8th June – 18th June 2009

Maintenance

The weather allow for a new splash of paint on the shed’s door, the before and after look did make a difference…. started on the 4th of June and finished on 18th of June, took 2 weeks……

after paint w18y2

Flower Power

The scents to the head and beauty to the eyes are phenomenal at this time of the year….

Sweet Peas

sweet peas 1

Poppies

poppies w18y2

I predict the next few weeks will be busy picking and cooking and eating all the produces….

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Week 10 – Year 2

13th April – 19th April 2009

Suppose raining most of the week, but the rain cloud must have slip 1 degree further away and we have dry sunny beautiful Spring days for the week….

Lots of activities at the plot… transplanting, JCB project, seeds sowing and harvesting…. and some highlight of the season….

Seeds

Sowed some more seeds and they are runner beans, climbing beans and mousy squashes, I soaked them overnight before sowed in pots later replant them at the plot…

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New Plants to the plot

Put some flower plants at strategic areas where companion planting flourish… David from plot 23B gave me some of his germinated onion seedlings and I have popped them in the plot…. during the week I have planted in my germinated Lettuce, Salad Rockets and beetroot… also planted in the main crops potatoes Desiree…..

new plants 2 new plants 3

new plants 1

Harvest – Radish

Well, my best harvest at this time is Radish, they look so pretty like Ruby jewel on the ground, and the new season always taste better…. young, crunchy, fresh, sweet and lush….

radish w10y2

Projects – Painting & Patio

During the holidays both my favourite handy men (JCB) started paving a small patio in front of my wooden sheds plus put a coat of paint to the shed…. aren’t they deserve well fed?!….

Patio

Paint

Highlights – Slow worms, Apple Blossom, Hoops Pipe and Bees

There are lots of highlights when new season just began and different activates and happening at the allotment…. such as Slow worms are stirring around after hyphenated from the winter months…. thank you Bill keeping the compost bin nice and warm special for the slow worms…

slow worm w10y2

Bees are busy doing their pollinating job….

Bee

The blooming of the apple tree is a delightful view for all….

apple blossoms

Lots of Hoops Pipe erected around at the allotment, a genius idea for keeping the berries for human consume instead of birdies…..

Hoops

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