Yesterday I spent from 12.30 pm until 7.40pm at the allotment. I couldn't believe it when I asked someone the time that I had been up there for that long. I get so involved in what I'm doing that I just lose track of time. Today I was there for another 5 hours, but one and half was spent drinking tea and chatting with a friend who was prepared to come and have a cuppa on the plot as she knows that.s where I'm likely to be in this lovely weather. She said it was a very tranquil place to be, how nice !
So today I sowed beetroot, Boltardy and Boston, and Spinach and some lovely purple German radishes. ( sorry no pictures). I also got the other beds weeded and raked ready for the Courgettes ( 4 varieties) and the Mangetout and squashes all growing in the greenhouse and soon to be planted out.
This morning I worked in the garden before going to the allotment this afternoon, so here are some photo's I took before I headed off to the plot.
First signs of life with the Dahlias. I stored the tubers from last year and planted them up a month ago, they will be transplanted to the garden and allotment soon.
More self seeded Viola's, they get everywhere, but luckily I love them.
The Spring planted wheelbarrow
Lovely Pink Ranunculus
Self seeded Red Orach
Viola's self seeded in the cracks of the paving.