Friday, July 28, 2006

2 steps forward and 3 steps back.....

...well that's what it feels like... the past few weeks have been hard work on the allotment mainly due to the weather and the fact that I am also ripping out a kitchen at home!!!! (Still I need to crack on as the football and rugby season is nearly upon me!)

But still I think things have progressed. Since my last post I have borrowed the next door neighbour's petrol strimmer and cut back the 6 foot high grass/weeds. And I have put weedkiller on 3/4s of the allotment - I used Roundup as this was recommended by other Allotmenteers!

On the other quarter I have started to dig this over in the hope that I can get a few seeds in the ground before summer is over. I have ordered a few seeds/tubers and fingers crossed me and wifey should be tucking into a few veggies before December.

The highlight so far has been that I have inherited a couple of fruit bushes so we have already had a bumper crop of red and blackcurrants.

Over the next couple of weeks I am planning to slowly dig another quarter of the allotment, but insetad of planting in this I am going to sheet this over and start to plan for next spring...........

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