Apart from feeling like these photos are a bit boring and “samey” I have to post more, as we have finally got to the end of The Mound.
After much sweat and tears (blisters, sharp glass and irritation!) we have finally cleared the far corner.
I’m not posting the photos taken from the other angle, as we have now made another huge pile of rotten tree, but I’m saving this for BURNING SEASON. Something to look forward to! We have a huge wood pile already, so 1st October will be like bonfire night on our plot!
Having unearthed a smashed up greenhouse, lots of animal remains and general litter, I just hope when we’re digging down to bury some of the rubbish, there’s nothing else under there!
This weekend, we are going to get the gate fixed and padlocked, start laying out some sort of plan, and hopefully, get the path areas covered with weed stuff. See- you can tell I know what I’m talking about.
We have been going down to the allotment when we can. Mr K spent his day off there last week, sunning himself, but did loads of the heavy lifting and chopping! He’s getting a gardeners tan too!
It’s getting there! So everyone says! Although our plot is starting to look like a rubbish tip, due to the “bag mountain” now building up. We have bagged up all the weeds, roots, rubbish, carpet, old weed membrane etc and will probably need another 20 trips to the local recycling centre. Oh well, one bag at a time… Just wish there was a regular rubbish collection on site.
One of Mr K’s Father’s Day gifts is already proving useful as I had no idea what to do with the aubergine plant we were given. DK Allotment Handbook
It’s now been “potted on” and growing nicely on the kitchen window sill.
Finally, I noticed these little beauties last night! Something other than weeds is actually growing!
Last night was the first time we were “down at the allotment” after work. It’s only a short drive (if we’re feeling lazy). We have no shed and no lock on the gate, so have to carry all our tools (and coffee) around with us. So, with a plan to do an hour every night, we got cracking.
To be honest, it was really easy for me. I just sat with a flask of coffee and watched!
Anyway, we have a huge raspberry bush (is it a bush?) and a fruit tree. Not sure what fruit, could be apple, could be pear?! Also enough carpet to re-carpet a whole house. I’m not much for toads though. I dread to think what else is living in there.
We (Mr K ) are pulling the weeds up and just piling them up the corner. Is this the right thing to do? We’ve been told we’re not allowed to burn anything until October, so think we may need a bit of weed killer.