Sunday, 29 November 2009

A walk through town to my plot!

"Don't stroke that one!"

Keeping a low profile!

Two show engines!

A locally made roller.

Men in skirts doing unspeakable things to their noisy animals!

The river!

Julian taking care of the allotment!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Managed to erect my greenhouse screen/blackberry frame today in glorious sunshine!
Just a little cane adjustment needed now.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Pretty much finished the planter, except for a few details. One being I can't lay my hands on some nice horse manure!

The next building project is a screen with blackberries in front of the area where I want a greenhouse. This is to deter the morons trying to break all the glass!
I've assembled all the materials now and the wild blackberries seem to have taken root!
Bramley and bramble puddings, yum, yum!
Called into our local Bottoms Up on the way home for a bottle of cider. The chain that owns them is going out of business; they offered me the remaining ten bottles for half price! Yes!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Made a start on my planter's cloche lid today, didn't but didn't have enough polythene to finish it, and then it poured with rain!
Found Julien a nice charity shop Santa hat!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

A bramley apple tree!

A nice early Chritmas pressie! A bramley apple tree on a MM106 root stock, which I understand grows to a decent size tree.
I planted in near gale force winds so it should stay put.The bramley in the background and my new (pallet) planter. I'm going to try growing salad leaves in it just as soon as I've finished the hinged cloche top, and laid my (gloved) hands on some good manure! A Victorian winter idea so I'm told!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Not much happening at the moment, but Spring will soon be here!
Managed to get hold of a few paving slabs to make a bit of a patio, as just outside the shed can get a bit muddy! The shield on the roof is awaiting a horseshoe!