The allotment this week has seen some big, dare I say, ‘earth-moving’ changes! The focus of the work has been the ‘rear’ of the plot, and has included reenforcing the fence-line, clearing the rubbish dump left-over by previous tenants of the plot, and shifting large amounts of soil! The weekend provided opportunity to recruit some… Continue reading What a difference a week makes
I went out for a brisk walk this afternoon. The March winds were sharp and blustery, ideal for blowing the first line of washing out in the garden, and the sun was glorious is sheltered spots. It was Charles Dickens who once wrote “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot… Continue reading Who Taught Bats to Swim?
Have you seen a butterfly yet? For those experiencing hail and snow in the northern counties of the UK this may seem a strange question, but on Monday I saw my first butterfly of the year on the patch – a small tortoiseshell coaxed from hibernation by the midday sun, like myself and other potters on… Continue reading Welcome the Month of March
With the passing of the beginning of meteorological spring this week, the weather has decided to return to the winter we didn’t have in January – cold with the threat of wintery showers. Despite this, as we shiver into the month of March, the urge to get going with plans for the garden is irresistible,… Continue reading The Kitchen Potting Shed