Friday, 15 May 2015

My little allotment in my garden

Hi everyone !

Well I'm sort of back blogging again, but this time my allotment is some lovely raised boxes in my garden.  The spinach is growing fast and I've had my first picking of baby spinach leaves, the rocket is up and growing fast as a rocket should !  Beetroot up, carrots just peeping through and mixed salad leaves almost ready for a first pick.
I've planted my purple french beans in a container as I will do with my courgette plant I've grown from seed. Lots of herbs and loads of strawberries.  So what with tomatoes I'm very happy with my very small allotment. 😃
Here's some photo's I've just taken and as it's been raining here hard all day everything looks so fresh.
I've lots of flowers seeds growing too as I like to have plenty to cut for the house. That is probably the only thing I'll miss about my big allotment, the cutting bed was amazing and it didn't rob my garden of anything when I cut from there. Oh well can't have everything ! And I have to say I don't miss the weeding and work on the allotment.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

I've given up my allotment 😩

First of all I'd like to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year.

Secondly Id like to tell you that I've  given up my allotment after almost eight years. It was a long time coming as I was getting less time to work on it and it was becoming very neglected and full of bindweed which drove me insane.  So it had to go ! I have to say that looking through this blog I'm going to miss it ! But my plan is to put some small raised beds in the garden at home and also grow my french beans in amongst the flowers.

As long as I have french beans, courgettes, salad leaves and spinach I will be more than satisfied.
Also my dear friend Frances still has her allotment which is opposite where mine was, so I will be sharing some of her goodies. I also grow blueberries, strawberries and all my herbs in the garden already so it won't be too bad.  It's been a relief not to have to go and weed there.  I think when something becomes a chore and not enjoyable it's time to admit defeat and give it up.

I've been Upcycling and shabby chic -ing furniture and selling it in my friends vintage shop for some time now plus working in the Shop a day a week, so my time doing that has left me little time to work the allotment.  I will still keep the blog going and let you know how growing veg in the garden pans out.

All the best
M xxx