Monday, 25 April 2011

Gone AWOL - Arduously Working On (the) Lotties

Saturday saw the arrival of a little package filled with lottie based happiness. It was the conformation that our next year of rent had been received and we got the now traditional little gifts from the council to go with the 'paid with compliments' note. This year we got Cauliflowers (some seeds have already been planted!) , Courgettes (yuck!), Salsify, Sweetcorn and 2 keys Eden Allotment key rings :) Thoughtful of them to send us 2 as we've joint lottie holders. Though I do wish I could open mine up and put a picture of Maggie in on one side - she owns the plots too and she's darned cute to boot. We were super happy.

So since then we have been at the plots whipping them into shape. There wasn't any St George's Market for Cherry Blossom Tattoo this Sunday so we have had 2 full days at it and boy, I must say I ache all over but am very proud of the work we have done. 6 large trugs full of weeds and grass cuttings yesterday afternoon alone!

 The 2 plots have been completely hand weeded for the most part, all grass cut round the edges of every bed by hand (my hands that is), a fence lifted and moved, beds edged in slate, new pretty flowers for some colourful fun planted, and loads of seeds planted both in situ and in modules!!! Oh and one large portion of 14b carpeted :)

Photos have naturally been taken and will be posted later. Just a wee update for now - enjoy the holiday xx


  1. Hand weeding, trimming of grass round the edges by hand... oh, such sturdy hand!

  2. Me too! I've been 'bums up' all weekend too. Aching all over but feeling very satisfied!

  3. Oh, wow! I'm impressed about the trimming of grass by hand, Carrie. I have to go do that, if ever our rain lets up, at the lower end of the garden where the mower won't reach. I'm so happy for you, that you got a strong dose of allotmentherapy. :)

  4. Carrie,

    I love your voice when you are doing gardening. You sound so busy and happy:~)

    Keep up the gardening; it makes you bloom, just as your plants do!

  5. Lots of hard work, a very productive weekend. I can't move for plants at the moment, love this time of year!

  6. Presents from the council - crikey we just get grief from ours! Our allotments' officer wouldn't recognise a packet of seeds if it bit him on his bum!


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