The mangetout peas that Sally sowed a few weeks back have failed to germinate… I have a strong suspicion that this may be because they aren’t there anymore, having been snaffled by a passing rodent. Stupid mice… The metal grids are over a first row of carrot seeds put in today. Very small seed, soContinue reading “Fun with wildlife”
Apparently its going to get a bit chilly in the next few days, to say the least. “The Beast From The East 2” is on its way. Sequels are often a bit underwhelming, and this one will apparently be slightly less cold than the original in 2018. We shall see… With this in mind, itContinue reading “Waiting for the sequel”
Just written a post on our sister blog site Allotofwords which you might like to read here – not strictly plot 11A business, but I suppose I could stretch a point and say it IS about trees…
December 18th 2020 – shed is delivered and built by Eagle Sheds. December 26th to 27th – Storm Bella drops a fence on it… Our kind neighbour Vanessa from the plot next to us phoned earlier to say that she had tried to shift the panel off the shed but couldn’t do it. Having inspectedContinue reading “Armasheddon! (well nearly…)”
Went to the allotment today to harvest sprouts for the first time this year – some for us and some for our friends, whose eldest daughter is a fan. At least she always said she was, but then come Christmas Eve when we all gathered for a meal she tended to eat one and thenContinue reading “Festive circle of life”
Well, the big day on plot 11A finally arrived. Met the guys from Eagle Sheds at the allotments this morning, and about an hour later… SHED! No,look, THERE! Thank you to everyone who contributed to Sally’s birthday shed. Finally somewhere to shelter from the excesses of Deal winter weather – hurrah!
Less than a week to go until the arrival of Sally’s birthday shed! For the last few weeks we have been laying slabs down ready for the new building. Well, when I say “laying slabs down” it would be more accurate to say “laying slabs down, standing on them to see if they wobble, findingContinue reading “So how level is “level”?”
Spent a couple of hours clearing and chopping the mini forest of asparagus that we inherited with the plot. We seem to have been fortunate in inheriting a mature and productive bed, but it needed a little care before the winter really starts to bite. The chopped up bits of fern have now pretty muchContinue reading “Bedtime for asparagus”
Our first genuine “we planted it” crop from plot 11A (as opposed to “things we found when we got there”) is a very respectable 2818 grams of King Edward maincrop potatoes! Not bad from 8 seed potatoes which Sally’s Dad Noel had left over from our twinned plot in Seabrook! Noel reckons it looks likeContinue reading “King Edward the 8!”
See – we did plant some! Was starting to wonder if I’d dreamt it, or maybe it had all been dug up by person(s)/rodent(s)/cat(s) unknown! Well, at least one clove is giving it a go anyway… *Peter Kay is great, isn’t he?