Saturday, 23 April 2016

St Georges Day Digging

It's our (English) patron saint day - we don't celebrate it. I don't think anyone does - apart from putting the England flag up. At least this year some of us got the day off work (well, it is Saturday!)
We spent the afternoon digging. Plot 3 really is hard work. So much grass and roots to dig through. Most of the time it's a hands-and-knees job, rather than just being able to get a fork into the ground :-(
At least it's looking a bit better now. Our pot raspberry is in position, but it's also going to be caged in, to protect the precious fruit from the birds.

Seedlings are popping up in most of the modules in the greenhouse, but too small to be transplanting them yet. I sowed some purple and some yellow mangetout last weekend - no sign of them yet though.
That's the inside of one of the tulips, so pretty (super-macro unfortunately didn't quite get the stigma in focus). They close up at night and I think they'll be quite short-lived.
And here's a bee tucking into the rosemary nectar. A couple more photos (but no id) on the Wildlife blog - http://plot7wildlife.blogspot.com/2016/04/busy-bee.html

7 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice day. Our digging is a bit like that. Lots of roots etc.

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    1. It's so slow! Digging Plots7&8 is so much easier as they've been dug through over the last 7 years!

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  2. It seems that we both spend lots of time on our knees. Do your trousers have permanently stained knees like mine?

    It's just about impossible to het everything in focus when you a photographing close up.

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    1. Yep, definitely have 'allotment jeans' that will never be clean again!

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  3. Digging is a hard work. I spend time on the weekend to do digging. A tiring weekend

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  4. We are having problems with mice in BOTH greenhouses. Very annoying. Things are looking good at your plot.

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    1. Oh dear! Even worse in the greenhouse as no predators! You need a cat

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