Monday, February 19

Will it ever be dry again?

Will the ground ever dry up so that we can work on the allotment without being caked in mud? When it isn't actually raining the weather is mainly gloomy, damp and drizzly. 

It's difficult to imagine that we may end up hauling watering cans around the plot later in the year.

We did have some dry, sunny days at the weekend so last week we did manage to do some work on the allotment. It is still very muddy so the work didn't involve any digging Martyn, started work on the compost area. He began emptying one of the bays and spreading the compost on beds in which potatoes will be planted. He is also replacing some panels as he goes along.





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Sunday, February 11

A light covering

We had a light snowfall last week. It was wet snow and didn't hang around. Most snow arrived after dark, and then turned to rain.  By morning any signs that it had been had more or less disappeared.

Ruby wasn't impressed as it meant that she missed out on her afternoon at Nostell

She didn't understand what the fuss was about but as we didn't know how much snow would fall we decided to stay home and not risk getting stuck.

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Monday, February 5

Welcome drops of snow

We were intending to go to the allotment at the weekend but the weather conspired against us yet again. At the beginning of the week, we managed to build a new fence for my sister and we have a bootload of wood from the old fence to transport to the allotment where Martyn intends to use it to repair the composting area.

The weather didn't stop us from popping to the local garden centre where we bought most of our seed potatoes, onion and shallot sets and garlic.





Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett