Sunday 20 January 2019

Just a quick, but busy visit

Today: Jo cleared this raised bed between the greenhouse & Rhubarb bed & topped it off with more free manure.
While Jo was busy, I carried on digging over this patch, removing loads more perennial weeds, roots etc. Getting it ready for this years Potatoes.
We only stayed for about 2 hours. It was chilly but all that digging kept us warm!

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo

Sunday 13 January 2019

More muck, more digging!

So today I carried on digging over this patch I started last w/e. 
Removing lots of roots & weeds, now drying for burning next time.
So while I was busy, Jo got busy clearing around the base of the Gooseberry bushes & Apple trees and topped with plenty of manure. 
The fruit cage got the same treatment, cleared & several barrows full of manure to top the Currant beds off.
Another photo of the fruit cage, showing the Raspberries, Blueberries & Strawberry beds now topped off with loads of manure.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo

Sunday 6 January 2019

First Blog of 2019

Did more & more digging today, extended this patch up to the Rhubarb bed, there was a narrow path along side but always got weedy with nettles & ground elder! 
So glad its all dug out now.
We got a massive delivery of Horse Manure to our site, so got busy clearing the Strawberry beds, here by the shed and in the fruit cage too, and put a load of manure on top.
This raised bed by the greenhouse was partly cleared and more manure added. We will probably put salad crops here & spring onions.
The greenhouse bed, which is always very dry, got a load of well rotted manure as a topping too. 
Tomatoes & Peppers will love a dollop of muck!
But still plenty of manure to fill up our store. 

It will be used on the Potato bed when the chitted spuds are ready.
Can you spot the cheeky Robin, he was watching me digging over that patch! Bet the worms attracted him.
So after 5 hours on the plot we left just as it was getting dull & cold. 
But with a satisfying feeling we got loads done.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo