Wednesday, 16 February 2011

More Jigsaws/More Aches and Pains

Pete has so much on his plate at the moment; the yacht, the barge, the house and all while he is working away during the week.  I didn't like to ask him to put the greenhouse up on top of it all, so I roped in my wonderful Dad (whose birthday it was yesterday, Happy Birthday Dad!).  We have spent all day working on it and all we have got done is the frame.  Dad has volunteered to come back in the next few days and glaze it.  I am so lucky with all the men in my life!  However, I did point out that perhaps next time we do some father/daughter quality time perhaps it ought to be over a nice meal, rather than on an allotment up to our knees in mud!

I thought I would share this picture of some of the allotments around me.  As you can see, overall it is nice and tidy, and a good place to be.
Finally, here is my garlic popping its head up.  I planted over a hundred cloves of garlic, including elephant garlic which has yet to make a show.  In the pots are garlic chives and chard.


  1. Wow, lucky you, having things growing already. We have new snow today, on top of a week's worth of melt. What a mess!
    Good luck with the greenhouse. You're going to love having it. And a nice meal with your dad sounds like a good idea.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. I love looking at allotments, and yours is so neat!
    Makes me miss my old plot :( Mind you, it was never, ever that tidy!

  3. Kay - we are not out of the woods yet with the weather. There is snow forecast for next week in the north. But the daffodils are poking their heads up with a promise of spring soon xx

  4. Gwnio - as it is a brand new plot, it is all neat at the moment, give me time and I am sure it will go down hill pretty quickly. I think the shabby chic look would be good on the allotment !!!!! xx

  5. I admire gardeners for their discipline and green fingers.
    Every spring I make quiet promises to myself, on what I would like to achieve in my garden.... somehow I get carried away by another project however last years new roof was very important :)

  6. thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog Fran. I do love to see other people growing things and wish I had a bit of space to do so myself. Will enjoy following your blog

  7. Oh I'd love to have a greenhouse...lucky you! It's going to be MONTHS before we can garden. This is the most snow we've had in Minnesota for decades, I'm told. But the sun is shining and that does help.