We decided to go for a walk this weekend, unfortunately more for necessity than pleasure.
We heard our allotment site had been broken into again, making it 4 times in 10 days. Luckily our plot escaped without injury, with nothing stolen or damaged. Probably because it’s flooded and the thieves didn’t bring any flippers. We don’t keep anything of value at our allotment, but my heart goes out to all the people who have suffered vandalism or theft on their plots.
We decided to take some food for the ducks and swans, and to visit the park. It was far too cold for the park, we all had 2 pairs of socks on and we were still frozen! We visited Nanna and Grandad instead and had a nice hot chocolate and a chat, before heading home to Sunday roast dinner. Perfect!
This section we rotorvated in December. We only cleared this patch of grass last summer and haven’t planted in it yet, the winter has been so mild that the grass is starting to regrow! because its just been rotorvated, its like a sinkhole, the part where Mr T is stood is the hardest part, his feet were sinking upto a foot in other parts!
The flood. We built these boxes last spring, so we could save our brassicas from the hungry wood pigeons. The pigeons went hungry but our crop was pestered with white fly. The cabbage grew well, but the other brassicas suffered. We have a plan to thwart the white fly next year, and have homegrown sprouts for Christmas 2016!
The bottom corner is where Mr T was clearning to build a wooden compost bin. My raspberry bush, and rhubarb plants are all under water, I hope they survive!
We have a lot of work to do to turn this flooded field into a beautiful thriving allotment, but we are looking forward to the challenge!
I am joining in with Photalife for #mysundayphoto