'ALLOTMENT HEAVEN' An Allotment blog - a journey in allotmenteering which began in February 2008.
Sunday, 25 July 2010
A Perfect day
We visited the Carshalton Lavender farm open day on Saturday and it was a good day for it. The sun was shining, the bees were buzzing and the lavender smelt heavenly. But the highlight of the day after picking some lavender from the fields was meeting a dear blogger friend Ali who's allotment backs onto the lavender fields. Ali's was one of the first allotment blogs I ever visited and we have kept in contact ever since. She and her husband Ian are delightful and we felt like we had known them for ages. We visited her plot and it is immaculately kept and looked exactly like the photo's on her blog. Here are a few photo's of our meeting.
The Lavender fields
Ali and myself outside her lottie shed.
Ali checking her plums
The lovely Ali
Austin looking very dodgy ! on Ali's plot
We had a great day out and got back in time for a BBQ at my daughters, so in the words of Del Boy Trotter ' Perfik' . I hope you have a lovely week-end
I started this blog in November 2008. I didn't know where it would go or even if I would keep at it. But here I am now into April 2014 and still blogging and enjoying it. I still remember the excitement when I got my first comment, and now I even have followers, amazing !! I also follow and read a lot of brillient blogs and have made some lovely friends in the blogging world.
It's also very useful keeping a diary about my allotment and it serves as a personal record of my achievements and of my failures. In fact when I re-read some of my older entries it makes me wonder how I managed back then to find the time to get the allotment plot up to the planting and growing stage, but I did and I grew a great variety of vegetables and fruit in my first year, and it's just got better.
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Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with the golden and silver light The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...