SENT IN BY MARIE ( unusual strawberry shape )
December comes and December goes,
With the last red berries and the first white snows,
The night coming early and dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket and frost on the gate,
The fire burns and the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest until next spring.
NICE TO BE ABLE TO PASS ON YOUR KNOWLEDGE TO FELLOW GARDENERS, BUT EQUALLY SATISFYING TO LEARN NEW THINGS FROM OTHERS THAT YOU DIDN`T KNOW. WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN GARDENING FOR 50 YEARS OR 50 WEEKS WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.
Tony Hardy`s polytunnel has some lovely cauliflowers grown from seed Soon be ready
Tony has covered his orchard with 3 tonnes of mulch, shredded from the trees he has cut down. `It is excellent stuff for mulching` he said.
Another productive area in his poly tunnel.
Rob and Chelle sent this picture in aptly calling it `The hand of sod` plot 69. July
SOME OF OUR HELPERS AT THE CLEAR UP SATURDAY JUNE 27TH 2015 SHELLE, DOUG, ANTHONY, THE TWO INTREPID ROBS, TONY, ANDREW, AND HIDING UNDER THE HAT IS BRIAN.
A Robin busy nesting in Marie`s shed.
Sent in by Ann. April 2015
Rob and Shelle are confident that picnic weather is near by the looks of it !!! Plot 69
No it's not the middle of August but the middle of April 2014 Anthony Edwards is getting stuck in on his new plot and Tony Hardy is trying to get a tan here in the warm sunshine. Anthony has got his runner beans well advanced for April. He`s hoping there will be no severe frosts.
Gerry is enjoying his extra piece of ground and has made a very good path across his plot. April 29th 2014.
SALVATORE AND HIS BEAN FACTORY 2014
MEET JEFF, NINA AND A VERY LAID BACK RUFUS. THIS IS JEFF AND NINA`S 2ND YEAR AND THEY ARE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS.
A BOOT FULL OF GOODIES FROM TONY HARDY`S PLOT LAST YEAR.
SALVATORE`S BEAN FACTORY 2014
Watch out Lynn that hammer looks a bit close. Repairing small gate at bottom gate
THIS IS TOM MORPHEW WHO RECENTLY STARTED HIS PLOT. TOM IS AN EXPERIENCED GARDENER. VIOLET IS WATCHING OUT FOR THE PIGEONS
NO IT`S NOT THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST BUT THE MIDDLE OF MARCH 2014 STUART IS MAKING THE MOST OF IT WITH HIS SUN HAT AND SHORTS ON
THIS TIME LAST YEAR WE HAD SNOW.
A BASKET OF GOODIES SENT IN FROM RICHARD AND LUZ OCT 11TH
BABY HEDGEHOG AFTER DOUG AND TIM`S SLUGS
`THERE AINT NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS`
YOUNG ELLIE GRANDAUGHTER OF ANN (PLOT 3) BRAVES THE SNOW TO COME AND SEE
Mick Pratt inspecting his courgette, well it was a courgette before he went away for a few days.
While Mick's wife looks on amused......
But Arthur next door to them is just wondering who sabotaged his wheelbarrow
Thanks to Steve Atkinson for sending this photo proudly showing his potatoes from his small plot in his first year.
Steve has now taken Tony Short's old plot and is looking forward to even better things to come!
Gently does it!! Isobel training to be an allotment holder and keeping chickens
Tony and Pam tending the memorial plot at the top gate - please read their story on "Days Gone By"
Anne from plot 3 feeding the chickens with granddaughter Ellie