Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Celebratory Photograph Time!

Yes, it's the morning after the morning before and it did really happen - I was at the lottie yesterday! I still can't quite believe it and I feel so scared at the idea of going alone again that I can't quite understand from whence the strength came from before! Or was it total insanity that grasped me and took me on my 2 hrs long adventure?!

I feel everything about this whole surprising, marvelous event deserves an exclamation mark!

Here, let me share my photos with you, put them out into the world so that it can be seen, remembered and one day, attempted again (eek!)!

And there she was 24a in all her welcoming glory :)
Bed #1 - lettuces, courgettes, sweetcorn, chard, purple sprouting broccoli
Bed #2 - loads of beetroot (various different colours), celeriac, turnips, carrots, parsnips
Blueberries coming into colour under netting - ha, take that pigeons!
Bed #4 - garlic, broad beans, mangetout, french climbing beans
Some of the many flowers that are in bloom, or coming into bloom :) This really makes me happy as I saw so many bees and butterflies on them whilst I was there. I love our plot to be full of colour and helpful insects. Cornflower (purple), dahlia, red velvet rose, marigold, california poppies.
A good hour of my time was devoted to this path and making it safe. All I had was a push mower, hand scissors and my grit and determination. Note how Maggie is NO help :)
2 hrs later and look how sleepy Maggie is (the cheek of her, she didn't do anything!). One last look back and what a happy little sight the marigolds on the shelf under the shed window are :)

All in all I am pleased I pushed and today I have plans for the back garden. Thank you for your comments on the last post by the way and if you are a Facebook follower xxx Harvest photos next time and I have some lovely Mount Stewart nature photos from the weekend too.

Hugs and Love
Carrie x

20 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures. It's all looking good. Well done on cutting the grass with a push mower, I just use hand shears on my paths.
    Happy gardening! Flighty xx

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    1. I love our wee mower (once it's shorter and easier to use, goodness stopping due to jams every few steps is a nightmare) - it's great for bingo wing tightening, hahaha

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  2. Well done, 'lottie looking great. love grass when its just mown.

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    1. thank you! Nice to know my sweat and blister was appreciated xx

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  3. A case if seizing the moment - feel proud girl.

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    1. I just can't believe it *blush* x

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  4. Hi angel - your allotment is looking absolutely amazing! Just thought I'd let you know I have nominated you for a Liebster award because I love your blog! No pressure to take part, I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading - but if you do want to, the info is on my blog. I was kindly nominated by the lovely Zana at http://zanashomemade.blogspot.co.uk/ Anyway happy gardening! xxx

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    1. Oh my! Thank you so much for the award - you are too kind!
      I have taken part in past years but always feel terrible that I may leave someone out so it's safer just to be gracious and accept, but I shan't be taking part sweetheart xxx

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  5. Brilliant news Carrie. I'm so pleased you got to see the lottie looking fab and full of goodies. We've just lifted our shallots, which were really good this year and enjoying our first Charlotte potatoes too. We could do with some over night rain down here in Sussex.
    Great inspiring photos. Hope you get back up there again very soon. Enjoy x

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    1. Thank you for sharing in my big moment! Oh we don't grow shallots (I can't eat onion) but I hope they were superb in the eating ;) So glad you visited, do come again xxx

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  6. A good outing Carrie, and a very nicely done path. The plot is looking fantastic - so much produce, and all so healthy. I'm so glad you managed this trip. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you CJ. I don't know when I'll be back but at least I own in my heart I can do it now. Eeekk - thinking about it makes me all surprised all over again xx

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  7. Good for you! I'm proud of you. I know how hard it can be to do things that other people think are easy. I just returned from 3 weeks in the Yorkshire, Wales and London. Normally, I really upbeat and active when I get back from a long trip, but (I'm guessing it's my age) now I'm just wiped out. Photos of my trip will slowly appear here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/travelwithmilestogo/sets/72157645007275060/

    I'm very jealous of your lottie it looks wonderful and very productive!

    Cheers,
    Kath

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    1. So glad to have chatted Kath - looking forward to these photos you've promised xxx Massive hugs

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  8. Oooh, all that tender loving care is paying off now. Beautiful and lush and, so far, pest-free! Glad you could be out in it reveling in the sunshine and ...produce!

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    1. It's incredible isn't it! We have only had some pigeon attack and the odd slug. I don't know what's going on - seems too good so far, hahaha xx

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  9. YEAH CARRIE!!! Everything looks beautiful and yummy. I bet the harvest will be worth the work:~)

    The lead picture is my favorite. It has such nice symmetry with the walkway leading the wooden structure and all the green plants on each side. Don't laugh, but it makes think of a wedding ceremony. I can just see the bride walking up the stones to a smiling groom waiting for her. The green plants will all turn towards her, bring a leaf or two to their eyes as they say "Isn't she lovely." :~)

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    1. Sara - I always adore you comments. Thank you for making me smile and giggle a little. xx

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  10. These shots say it all friend!! WOW! Your space is like a dream and those blooms are out of this world! Love the path in-between your beautiful crops! Way to go!!! Nicole xoxoxo

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