Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Happy New Year Everyone

Hello 2013 I hope this is going to be a great one ! not that I'm complaining about last year ! other than the weather playing havoc with the growing season on the allotment.

I have been to my plot today to take kitchen waste to feed my thousands of worms in the two compost bins up there. I kid you not on the number of worms ! they are amazing and have munched their way through all the rubbish over the last couple of months and I now have one bin that has some pretty darn good compost. I never thought I would get excited over worms and compost!  but that's what having an allotment does to you.

I have to be totally honest and say that my interest after 4 years was waning a bit ! but speaking to others it seems most of us go through this at some stage. However I think I have got some of my old enthusiasm back and I'm already planning what I want to grow this year.

If you haven't already checked out Victoriana Nurseries (link on the side of my blog) please do so as Stephen has a good stock of everything you need. I have to get my own order in soon otherwise I will be behind before I know it.

As there isn't anything worth taking a photograph of at this time I thought I would post myself a reminder of just how good my harvests were last year lest I forget !!


And the flowers were amazing ! Ohhhhh I really am getting into it all again just remembering all the flowers I picked each time I went to the plot.
I hope you are all looking forward to this years planning and planting.
All the best for this year
M xx


Anna said...

Happy New Year Maureen ~ hope that it treats you, your loved ones, garden and allotment kindly. I must admit that my enthusiasm definitely waned last year but think that the weather was a huge factor. Your post has reminded me that I must pop into the shed to see how my Can- o- Worms is faring :)

Anonymous said...

I literally cannot wait to get planting! Are your worm bins designated wormery's? Or just very healthy compost bins? I ask because we got a wormery last year and struggle with it getting too wet and full of friut flies all the time, no matter how much dry stuff we put in! I just cant bare to throw away kitchen waste til the wormery dries out!

rwolcott said...

I saw you used BioFriend Plant Defence in the past. How did it work for you? I saw it on the Victoriana website and was thinking of giving it a go. Also, I love the photos of your harvest. Fantastic! Inspiration for 2013.

Anonymous said...

Lovely to look at the photographs of your harvest from last year. Makes you want to get planting again. Happy New Year.

Maureen said...

Hi Anna , lovely to,hear from you ! I hope you and your family are well . How are your worms faring ? Did you go and check on them ?

Hi Lulu, my worms are the ordinary earth worms, although I think they are extra ordinary ! As they are just amazing and the compost is looking great. Have you tried putting in newspaper and cardboard ? or can't you do that with a proper wormery ? I know they are different kind of worms aren't they ? I hope you get it sorted.

Hi rwolcott the BioFriend worked really well and last for ages I still have some and would definitely recommend it. Thanks for your nice comment .

Hi Jean thanks for your comment and I agree about looking on past harvest photographs making us long to start off again.

Wishing you all well and lots of lovely harvests this year.
M xx

rwolcott said...

Thanks Maureen. I will give it a go. I'm getting excited about the coming allotment season. Lots of plans. Trying to get organised!

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Maureen, Your blog has been an inspiration to me over the years and I am so glad you have found some of your old enthusiasm for your allotment. Your 2012 harvest was brilliant! Here's to a very happy new gardening year! P. x

Maureen said...

Hi rwolcott, definitely worth a try. Let me know how you find it. Have a good weekend, hopefully with No snow !

Hi Pam I hope all is well with you and your family. You too have been an inspiration ! And look how many people follow your blog now ! You must be so pleased. Lets hope this year will be a wonderful year with lots of lovely harvests.
have a good weekend M xxxxx

Chris said...

Wow - I have an allotment for the first time this year and these are some fab (and inspiring) photos - Here's hoping I can achieve something half as good this year!

Maureen said...

Ahhh thank you Chris, good luck with your plot.