Monday, October 3

Last planting of the year

We didn't do much gardening at the beginning of the week for a number of reasons. One welcome reason is that we have had  a few wet days. A less welcome reason is that I have had a painful shoulder. Thirdly we have been shopping for new carpets and once we had chosen carpeting someone needed to visit to measure up and  price our order.

Martyn, cleared the tomatoes from  the garden greenhouse which will make way for everything that needs to be kept in there over winter. The temperature is already dropping over night.



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Monday, September 26

Digging on hold



Whilst we have had some rain, we still haven't had enough to penetrate the soil meaning that the beds are still too dry to dig over.

We are visiting the allotment less frequently now that there is no need to water everything and digging is on hold until we have more rain. In the event that we have persistent heavy rain, the next problem will be that the soil will become too claggy to dig. The joy of gardening on heavy clay soil.

There are other jobs to occupy us. Last week I tidied the strawberry bed. I cut off all the old leaves and removed any runners. We then hoed between the plants before applying a light mulch of compost. Some of the runners were planted up to hopefully produce some spare plants should we have any winter casualties in the main strawberry bed.



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Monday, September 19

Squashed


Our afternoons on the allotment have fallen into a pattern as we switch from planting and watering to clearing and digging.


After being dug over, some beds have been covered with weed control fabric. Hopefully, this will stop any weed growth.

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