Although Winter is still with us, Spring is beginning to show herself through the snowdrops, daffodils, and crocus pushing through the soil and flowering – oh and not forgetting the first signs of edibles – wild garlic! I’ve been busy most weekends on my plot, digging over beds, preparing them with manure, and building new – wonky raised beds.
I take lots of photographs of the plot so I can reflect on my progress, particularly the things I’ve planted. I fretted throughout January because the garlic I planted before Christmas wasn’t showing, but over the last week the green shoots have grown by about 5 cm.
I’ve not started sowing seeds yet but I thought I would share some photographs from the plot.
How did your allotments fair after storm Doris? On first inspection I was overjoyed to see my greenhouse was still standing, but then I noticed everything was not quite as it should seem. It appears Doris – the love – pushed the front of the greenhouse, which exploded (or that’s what the debris looked like) three panes of glass from the rear. One piece of glass was on the neighbours plot 3-4 meters away.