Skip to main content

Motivation

With outdoor temperatures dropping somewhat this week compared to ones of 20 degrees C last week, I've only made a couple of visits to my plots on last Monday and Tuesday. Both days were pleasant enough with some weak sunshine during the late mornings to mid-afternoons. This allowed me to rid a couple of areas of N1 Plot of annual weeds and fallen leaves which were added to my compost heaps. Tuesday was spent harvesting my remaining marrows and squashes from No1 bed On N1 Plot, before any expected frosts take hold. The squash and marrow plants, along with some sparse weeds also being consigned to the compost heaps.
Weeds in Shell
Some Weeds Will Grow Almost Anywhere (Oct 2014)
No1 bed was then partially forked over, adjacent to my fruit cage, and then the heaps of nitrogen rich mud I had recently cleared from the drainage ditch, situated at the southern end of my plots, was broken down and spread across the bed, in lieu of animal manure. Later in the afternoon the remnants of my tomato and cucumber plants were removed from my poly tunnel and after adding some compost to the poly tunnel borders the compost was then forked into them. With the grass paths and other grass areas of my plots having been mowed a fortnight ago, it just left some tidying of the edging around various planting beds to do.
By about 3-30 p.m. and sunlight fading it was time to call it a day. The rest of this week has seen colder temperatures with some rain and breezy weather conditions, so I have stayed indoors doing some decorating and D.I.Y. tasks.

Courgette
Still Growing End of October 2014
Strawberries Still Growing (End of Oct 2014)



My Asparagus Can't Figure Out the Seasons Either (End Oct 2014)
Winter Onions & Lettuce N2 Plot (End of Oct 2014)

Rhubarb
4th Flush of Rhubarb (End of Oct 2014)


Runner Beans for Seed
Some More Runner Beans Left to Seed (End Oct 2014)
Pampas Grass
Pampas Grass Split from Another Gardening Job (Oct 2014)
Gooseberry & Extra Strawberry Bed N1 Plot Weeded (Oct 2014)


There's Always Tomorrow!!!


 


Comments

  1. You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging journey.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sridhar, good luck with your blog too and thanks for looking in on mine.

      Delete
  2. So I'm not the only one with strawberries not just flowering, but turning to fruit this late in the year. Unfortunately we will probably lose them with this cold period. Your allotment looks so neat Rooko!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've picked a few "handfulls" of strawberries lately which were just edible and rather "watery". Quite a few other plants are still flowering and fruiting late. My plots seem to have been easier to manage this year after being re-designed into 5 large beds and 1 L - shaped bed. Removing several grass paths and most of the wooden edging around the beds has made life easier. Also with very little rain until lately the weeds have been almost none-existent.

      Delete

Post a Comment

You are welcome to leave a comment. All comments are moderated before they are posted. Thank you for reading my blog. Come back again soon, love, peace and tranquility to you and everyone in your life.

Popular posts from this blog

The Last Post

As my readers will already know I moved to a new house (bungalow) last year. Much work, updating, d. i. y. and a vast amount of gardening and landscaping needed doing to the property. Most of the gardening to the rear of the property has now been completed just as the Wintery weather begins to take hold. A good sized vegetable plot is one of the features in the back garden prepared and ready to be utilised starting with next Springs sowing and planting. With this in mind I spent a couple of weeks last month tidying up N1 plot before deciding to give it up just over a week ago. Due to the amount of work on the house and gardens this year my blog posts have been just about none existent. Over the past seven years I have enjoyed reading many other allotment/gardening blogs and meeting/talking to lots of other gardeners on the "net". I hope my blog has been of interest and some use too, to all who have spent their time looking in on it. Good luck and best wishes to all you love…

Rooko's April Top 10 Tips & Tryouts

1. Clear away spent flower heads from spring flowering bulbs such as hyacinth & daffs. Don't cut away or discard the foliage as it will replace the bulbs energy for its next flowering.

2. If the weather in your area has been dry enough lately and your soil is not wet and heavy, now is the time for some rotavating/digging, adding compost/manure as required to the soil.

3. Air temperatures are still relatively unpredictable in my neck of the woods at present, it may be worth checking the germination temperatures of various seeds before sowing takes place.

4. Easter weekend was the traditional time for getting your potato tubers into the ground. Don't put them into wet soil and remember Easter weekend is early this year so another couple of weeks wait isn't a problem.

5. More overnight frosts have been happening in this part of the country recently, compared to the past few years. So if you are sowing planting this month keep cloches or other plant protection equipment a…

It's Got To Be A First

This little skipper flew into my kitchen today (25th Feb 2016)





There's Always Tomorrow!!