I popped out early on Wednesday morning to do some watering at the allotment before I nipped into the city to get our shopping (by early, I mean 8.10, this is earlier than I'd normally leave for work! I poured my bowl of museli and left it to soak up the milk ready to tuck into when I got home).
So I also took the opportunity to take the iPad and get some piccies for a quick tour round the plot:
The entrance to my plot, hedged on one side, brambles on the other. Just inside on the left are two dwarf apples under-planted with strawbs and herbs that seed around. On the right, is a small lavender run of 3 plants next to the shed (just out of view)
The second bed, doesn't look as nice as the first, I don't have enough stones! And has some self seeded chard growing in the middle that I've left for now but will remove once it's started to bolt. It's covered with mesh to stop the pigeons eating it
My little shed, with plum tree to the left. I bought the shed from someone who only had their plot a couple of seasons, then gave it up. A couple of friends helped me move it into my plot, that was a fun experience!
We get really strong winds coming across so last year I started making wind breaks from willow along my right (East) boundary, here under-planted with more transplanted strawbs. Ooh I can see some strawb flowers.
And finally for this side of the plot, my three compost bays, next to the rasp bed. I'm in the middle of using up the middle one and then will fill it up with stuff which is lain around the plot in piles at the moment.
Oh go on, one more, a nicer one to end with, one of my dwarf apple trees, near the Saskatoon and the redcurrant
Well, I could've rambled on even more but I'll leave it until Part 2 of the allotment tour! I hope you enjoyed seeing it at last!