There are so many beautiful flowers bring grown on site at the moment that I decided I needed to dedicate this post to it. Below is just a small selection. Enjoy!
Today I trotted down to the allotment, marvelling at how changeable the British weather really is. Yesterday was showers and overcast. Today was boiling. Not dry heat which somehow is more tolerable but the sticky, oppressive heat that makes everything difficult. All the usual gang were there when I arrived and after a preliminary check... Continue Reading →
Today was a very busy day at the allotment. I got down early to make sure I had fed the chickens before receiving a cockerel from a colleague who took three of our work chicks. Unfortunately, she can't keep Napoleon so I had arranged for a local farmer to come and collect him. Abi arrived... Continue Reading →
I walked down to the allotment this morning, never dreaming of how much would happen. There are weeks when nothing much happens then everything seems to happen on a particular day. Today was that day! After saying hello to everyone, I began to clean out the chicks. Steve dropped by and said they looked a... Continue Reading →
Today we ambled down to the allotment with no real plan of what to do beyond feeding the chickens. I was a little concerned about the chicks as we had some rain yesterday and they were outside in their mini coop. We checked on them and they were all dry and cheeping away happily. My... Continue Reading →
Aside from the cold weather, the sun has appeared the last few days, allowing the plot to start to drain. I spent a good deal of time on site today chatting with some of our new plot holders, Tracy and Andy. Everyone was in the clubhouse as I arrived and I even managed a cuddle... Continue Reading →
Today I got down to the allotment very late as I has several jobs to do in town. I found several people by the clubhouse although no one stayed too long. Geoff, Cliff and Cliff were all enjoying the breeze whilst Mick the Greek and the others were busy working. I chatted for a while... Continue Reading →
Early this morning, I walked down to the allotment determined to get lots done before it got any hotter. The temperature over the next week is supposed to rocket up into the high 20's/low 30's.As I arrived, I opened up the greenhouse, fed three hungry chicks and a grumpy Emily before making a start on... Continue Reading →
Today I went down to the allotment late to find several people still on site. I opened up the greenhouse and fed Emily and the chicks who scoffed their food like I hadn't fed them in weeks. After a while, I opened up the run and Emily and the Plymouth rock chick jumped out and... Continue Reading →
This morning I dashed down to feed the chickens before work. It's so calm and quiet aside from the dawn chorus. Everything is still and covered with a dusting of dew. The lupins are starting to come out and I can't wait to see what they look like when they are fully out. The chickens... Continue Reading →
I thought it was time to share all the beautiful flowers around the site. Most people are trying to help the bees by planting different bee friendly flowers. In May, the allotment has flourished with the warmer weather and regular rain.
I got down to the allotment early this morning to find several people already down and working. Steve caught me and Phil and suggested we split the hive today before the weather closes in. We made a start by cleaning out the nuc box and collecting frames to replace the ones we would be taking... Continue Reading →
Late this morning, I dragged myself out to the allotment. It's been a manic week at work and I am absolutely wiped. I arrived and spent a happy hour nattering to Cliff, Phil and Geoff. It turns out that while I have been at work, the bees have spent a week away before Phil brought... Continue Reading →
Snowed under by a pile of paperwork, the time down the allotment this weekend was considerably less than usual. But it was such a relief to get out of the house! I spent the last two days hoeing the plot and weeding the flower garden. The bark and weed fabric around the compost bins by... Continue Reading →
Yesterday morning, I walked down to the allotment ready to clean out the coop. It should be done once a month to keep the mites at bay. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough sawdust to sort out the nest box until yesterday evening, so the clean out was a bit late. I made a start before... Continue Reading →