Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Making some progress - part 3!

We're getting there!!!

It was my birthday yesterday and I got loads of fab gardening goodies :-) I also got full access to Paul's AMAZING digging skills.... Firstly he helped me spread out what I thought was a HUGE sheet of black plastic - although it only ended up covering a small portion of the plot!  Then we started laying a path up the middle with some leftover slabs from the back garden. We've still go a few left but I don't think they'll make it to the top of the plot!

 Paul carried on doing some digging for me while I was removed some nasty weeds and roots - I'm absolutely gobsmacked at how deep dandelion roots go! They're HUUUUGE!

Anyway, that was the last of the decent weather for a while. The rain came today and I'm sure everything I've strimmed so far, along with the weeds I may have missed will be springing up again for me to tackle in a few days (hopefully!) when the nicer weather returns.

I've started trying to plan where I'm going to start growing things. I must read up in my new books about crop rotation and which veggies should have manure or compost or fertiliser or whatever. I'm going to have to get growing soon :-)

Love 'n' hugs,


  1. You have made amazing progres with your allotment. Especially considering what it looked like when you first got it. Can't wait to see what you plant. xx

  2. Awww Mel, you've done really well. Soon be able to plant now. Angie xx

  3. Going well! It always helps when you have bare earth to look at.

  4. I sympathize with your weeding horror! I just got down to some serious weeding and digging. The biggest and deepest bindweed, dock and dandelions I have ever seen!