FYI

Clicking on any of the pictures will open them at full size in the browser window, which means you will have to use the 'back' button to return to the main pages, whereas clicking to the left or right of any picture will open them in a new window, if you fancy a closer look at any of the piccies we've posted! We've included a Google Earth satelite picture of our plots and this years planting plan at the bottom of the page, next to each other. If you choose the Earth view on the satelite image you can rotate the image until it is lined up with the planting plan, then use the arrows in the plan to scroll from Plot 2 to Plot 1.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Piccies and some News!

So, finally a day off and time for us both to get to the plot! Unfortunately the early darkness means we couldnt spend as long down there as we wanted, but we did manage to get some work done!
Before having to stop due to failing light, I managed to paint some of the fence (that Lee had missed when he painted the shed), harvest parsnip, leeks and sprouts for tea, and move 55 self seeded foxgloves from the beds where they'd germinated into the flower bed at the front of plot 1 and along the allotment border near our plot!

As you can see, the fence is now painted, and the bed in front of it is full of foxgloves! The rest are planted along the fence to the right of where this piccy was taken!

Thought I'd take advantage of the reasonable light to take a few piccies to show how the plot is coming along! The leeks are looking good!

Cleared beds and newly barked up paths on plot 1!

Cleared beds and barked paths on plot 2, looking towards plot 1!


Plot 2, before the fence was painted!
Whilst I was moving foxgloves and painting, Lee was clearing the very back of plot 2, beyond where the rhubarb is, in preparation to laying the freecycled pavers that we are collecting soon, which are going where the plastic sheet is, and will have 4 BEEHIVES on them!
Yep, you heard right, we are becoming Apiarists! We both like honey, and with the decline in the UK Bee population, and the possible problems that this will cause with pollination, we had a chat, and along with another plotholder we've decided to give beekeeping a go! We've managed to get 4 Smiths Hives for a very good price, 2 for us and 2 for the other plot holder, and they are going to be located at the back of plot 2, beyond the rhubarb! If we enjoy it and they do ok, then we may look at further hives in the future! Stay tuned for more info, piccies and to see how we progress!

Finally a couple of piccies of the sunset, nothing spectacular, but pretty enough for a few snaps from the allotment!


6 comments:

Emma the Eco-Princess! said...

I've been doing a lot of reading up about bees too, and I also worry about them. I'm trying to buy my own house and get my own allotment right now and when I do I hope to get bees too. As it is, I've bought some clover to plant, and some natural British plant too so I can at least try and do a small bit for them.

HappyMouffetard said...

Good luck with the bees Mrs Dobby - I'd love to have some.

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