plot taming … oh my word!

June 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm 5 comments

Mum on the phone:  ”Shall we come over and help you at the allotment?”                   Me:  ”oh, it’s over a month since we last went – it’ll probably be a bit overgrown”       Mum at the plot:  ”oh my word, it’s a wilderness!”

And it is.  I wasn’t quite so polite in my assessment!  It’s actually not so very different from how it looked 8 years ago when we first took it on.

Thank goodness for kindly parents and a compliant baby who slept in his pushchair on and off in the shade of a tree while we toiled away in the blistering heat.  Hours spent just shearing grass and pulling out weeds.  The vetch seed that I’d sown as a green manure in the Autumn had died back  over winter and I intended to roughly dig it in and cover with black plastic to leave that part of the plot fallow for this year. But a lot can happen in the garden over a month of downpours and heatwaves so I spent much of my time pulling out vetch flowers from both the green manure patch and beyond!  Pretty thought aren’t they.

And there were some spring bulbs that had resurfaced again to cheer us on our way.  Yellow and purple irises that were starting to look a bit too wilty to photograph and lovely purple allium ball heads (not quite as attractive as in photos from previous years with a backdrop of mud and weeds!)

Entry filed under: allotment tales, home life.

plot taming … on hold! wonderful weeds

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. 5olly  |  June 3, 2012 at 8:03 am

    It looks a bit like mine!

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  • 2. Missus Tribble  |  June 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Wow, you certainly have your work cut out there! Looking forward to seeing the progress 🙂

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  • 3. Everlovin' Dad  |  June 3, 2012 at 11:53 am

    We try to help when we can Nic. You know how trying we can be as parents but perseverence isn’t always enough is it with an allotment.

    Reply
  • 4. Miss M  |  August 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Gotta get me some phacelia.

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  • 5. hello plot, we’ve missed you! | Nip it in the bud  |  April 22, 2013 at 9:02 am

    […] visited and more likely to be tended by one or other of us in our usual tag team fashion. We’ve tamed it before and we can tame it again once E’s a bit older! This is how it looked this time last year with […]

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