Tuesday, 30 June 2015

In praise

I made it to the allotments (despite my nervousness and hayfever), for the first time I've in goodness knows how many weeks. And boy did it feel good! :) 

A lot has changed in my time away and if I simply focus in on our plots, the change has been impressive and productive. The less said about those plots around us, the better. 

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That's a white sky that won't quit!

Andrew has gallantly raised all our seedlings and defended them best he could, alone. He has been steadfast in keeping things going even whilst the wind and rain and low temperatures and bloody foes (sawfly, slugs, birds and weeds etc) have done their best to destroy his work and his soul. But his sweat and toil has not been in vain.


Look (and maybe marvel, as I did) at the produce we have growing. Salivate at the homemade compost and cry with me at the demise of Alan the gnome. All emotion is found here, it's a roller coaster.


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The roots bed is lovely good, black gold which is full of life, Alan who was attacked by the wind and lost his legs

So the main jobs this Saturday were getting the peas in, weeding like our lives depended on it and creating the path (and border edge) between the two flower beds. The weather was dry, muggy and cloudy, hence the mad variation in my photography saturation levels and well, there quality too. Being slightly damp (us ladies don't sweat), itchy and sneeze-y does not a happy or artistic Carrie make, but I have tried and that's what matters. 

Though I can't believe I didn't take a photo of the new border edge Andrew put in on the left bed - ggrrr.


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The permanent flower bed needs to get new plants as most have been on the plots from the very beginning and moved to 14b when we took it over. I'm really rather annoyed I missed the plum Poppy in it's glory but the red ones are still going strong and the geum beside them has never been so prolific. The cutting flower bed isn't too bad, no diseases I could spot and I look forward to having some cosmos in the house, one day :)

I think this is enough for my first time back in a while. I hope to be a better blogger and memory capturer once my hayfever is sorted out! There is much to show you here at the house too :)

Love and best wishes
Carrie

P.S. We were in Prague for our 10th Wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago. If any of the photos turn out okay, I'll share them. We had a lovely time, it's a super place to visit. 

9 comments:

  1. Andrew does a super job keeping things going. I can relate to the allergy thing. I could claw off my eyelids.

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    1. He's slightly annoying, being that he's so awesome ;)
      Hope you've gotten some relief from your itchy eyes - love and hugs x

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  2. Oh Alan, life is too cruel. Maybe a little superglue will help. Great to see a post from you, I'm glad you made it down to the plot. Everything is at full throttle at the moment at the allotment isn't it. Except my peas, which have been destroyed by enemies unknown. Well done Andrew on a top job keeping it all so neat and under control. CJ xx

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    1. Alan will never be forgotten, he gave all he had :( I'm not going to make him suffer anymore....
      Everything here in Northern Ireland seems to take forever to get going, we are so far behind most other bloggers (like you) who I follow xx

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  3. It's all looking, and sounding, good. Happy gardening. Flighty xx

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  4. Everything is looking goof, glad you managed to enjoy it

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    1. I did enjoy it! Isn't that fab :)
      Hehehe - 'everything is looking goof' I like that xxx

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    2. Keyboard won't keep still

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