Monday, 9 February 2009

Rain and Grey Skies

The sky is grey today and what's worse is that it's raining as well. I briefly went to the lottie yesterday, just to see if the snow had weighed down my netting on the purple sprouting broccoli, I thought it might have been crushed. But, it was fine, yeah!! still not ready yet though.
I have however lost most of the Broad bean plants that I put in the ground, I may have a couple that might survive. SO lucky I planted 20 more and here is a photo of them below, they are looking good.

I have potted on some of my tomato plants, I have as I suspected, grown far too many, but that happened last year and it felt nice sharing them around the allotment.

I went to a potato weekend at my local Wyevale garden centre and bought just 5 of "Nicola" just being sentimental really as that's my daughters name, Ive no idea what the potatoes are like (anyone else grown them ????) and I bought "Swift" and "Desiree" both recommended by a
plot-holder called Bill who has a fantastic yield with his, so I know I can't go wrong if Bill grows them. All the potatoes are now Chitting (see photo)

Whilst at the Garden centre, I couldn't resist buying a nice sort of "Folk Art" garden sign for hanging in my Lilac tree near my Summerhouse.
So another day with nothing to do at the lottie, so Austin & I are off to the cinema to see "Slumdog Millionaire" it did very well at the Bafta awards yesterday.


Anna said...

It's the same here too Maureen :( The cinema is probably the best place to be. We saw 'Slumdog Millionaire' a couple of weeks ago on my birthday. It was a brilliant film, but perhaps not the best choice for birthday viewing. I hope that you enjoy it.

Maureen said...

Hi Anna, We both enjoyed the film, I know what you mean about not being Birthday viewing though, but it was brilliant.
I have e-mailed my address for the seeds, can you just check your message(I didn't publish that one)just to see if you put all of your
e-mail address, as it seemed a big short.

Ida said...

Hi there. :)
Thank you for visiting my blog. In that way I discovered yours as well. I've been looking around here now.
I like your blog very much.
We have the same interests. Gardening and photography.
I will add you to my link list and I will be back.
See you around. :)

Your new garden sign is cute, by the way.

Maureen said...

Ida, it's good to know you visited here and thanks for the comment. I hope your weather is better than ours is :)