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Allotment – 4th May 2015

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I am officially an incredibly lucky girl.  I say this because my rather lovely BF broke up and then reconstructed a pile of pallets my Mum and Dad had been saving for me into a wonderful composter for my allotment.  It took most of the afternoon, and quite a bit of swearing and sweating but he managed to get it done and I am a very happy lady.

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You’ll see that our site monitor kept a close eye on proceedings to make sure he did it properly. She likes to make sure that she knows exactly what’s going on.
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I also really enjoy having company while I’m at the allotment.  It’s a lovely place to go and I really love it there, but sometimes it’s a bit lonely and if you’re having a bad weed day it can all be a little soul destroying.  At least I now have somewhere smart to put all those weeds!

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It ended up being really late by the time he finished, and the midges were out in full biting force. Definitely worth it though! 🙂

Saturday 4th April 2015 – Allotment

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It was really quiet down the allotment this morning, in fact there was only me and one other chap there.

Bug was thoroughly enjoying being outdoors but in the end decided to become official shed watcher when what little sunshine we had disappeared.
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The day before I had been to Simpson’s Nursery near Newmarket with my parents and Grandpa and having looked at all the plants there (but wisely had left my purse at home!) I decided to go and buy some peas and strawberry plants on the way down.

I did some digging over and a lot of weeding and then popped my strawberry plants in near my currant bushes.  I’ve put cloches on them to provide a little bit of protection – it’s still chilly at night and I don’t want them to die.  It’s probably a little early for them to be out at all but I’m pretty impatient.
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Peas have gone in to the fruit cage, and then I’ve taken my chances with 2 more tepees without mouse/bird protection. Fingers crossed they’ll be ok.  I’m hoping the ones in the raised planter will be a little bit sheltered by the tulips and daffodils for the time being.
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That’s all for Easter Saturday – Have a lovely day 🙂

A xx