Winter Jobs on the New Plot
These are the sheep that live in the field next to our allotment site. It is a bit like Hitchcock’s The Birds as they start following you as you walk along the path. Some of the people in the bungalow’s whose gardens back onto the path feed them their veg scraps so the woolies think you have a nice bit of cabbage or lettuce for them.
As you can see there is a bit of blue sky in the picture so I headed over the lottie to move a couple of fruit bushes from the old plot to the new. I had also found 2 redcurrant bushes in the garden that I had bought at the garden centre a while ago and never planted so the plan was to make a hedge along the back of the new plot. There was also a Red Falstaff apple tree that I dug out the garden. I suppose in hindsight I should not have put the basketball net next to it and the 3 limbs it had bashed off should be left as a monument to my culpability but it looked ugly so had to come out. I couldn’t bin or compost the poor thing though so I potted it up and it is now on the new plot. So, the 2 redcurrants that used to be in my old garden when I had my raised beds in the garden and then got moved to my new allotment have now moved again to the new, smaller plot. The 2 redcurrants from the garden centre were planted and I now have a redcurrant hedge. I am anticipating summer puddings and gin and redcurrant cordial fizzes. I shall put a few pictures on but it is hard to see much of any note – brown twiggy sticks in brown muddy earth – not the most inspiring of illustrations but I hope to show you them in leaf and laden with red fruity jewels in a few months.