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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Catching Up Part 1 - April 2011

So, for the first time this year I find myself playing catchup with the blog, for which you have my apologies!

With so much still to do (even after a week off early in May), and the reasonable weather we've been having (apart from the last 2 weeks of torrential rain), we've been spending a lot of time at the plot, not only working, but also a lot of beekeeping (we had early splits from 5 of the hives - pre May! - and Hive 1 went queenless) and a bit of fun with a Plant Sale and BBQ, more about that in the next catchup post!

As you can see, April brought lovely unseasonally hot and sunny weather, along with the daffodils on the plots!

The onions and garlic (overwintering) have been doing wel, although now need a darn good weeding (as you will see), the peas and bored beans are doing well, and its looking really good for a bumper strawberry harvest, along with another bumper rhubarb harvest too!

Tadpoles are growing nicely in the pond on Plot 2...............

.......... And there has been lots of blossom on the apple and pear trees!

Last years brassic beds have now been cleared and planted up with..............

.............. this years spuds, which are now thru and growing well!

And lastly for this post, the strawberry beds are looking very healthy, lots of vigorous growth and huge amounts of flowers! Mmm, strawberries, cant wait!!

Hope your early spring has been good and that your plots are growing well!

More to follow shortly!