Friday Plotlines

It’s been a strange week; strange to spend so much of it loitering round indoors gazing through the window at moody looking skies and then strange to venture to the plot yesterday when the rain finally stopped and to see so little activity. January is usually full of life because us plot holders are impatient folk and even if there’s not a lot we can actually be doing we still like to be there, a bit of tidying up, some measuring up for a new veg bed or just putting the world to rights over a cup of coffee.

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This sign is normally in position on the main path to stop it getting too broken up and therefore difficult to mow later in the year, what is less usual is to see it right by the gate so that cars cannot come onto the site at all.  The ground is so wet now that it’s almost impossible to navigate even a wheel barrow around the site, so while we’d normally be getting the green house stocked up with bags of seed compost and other bits and pieces, we’re at a standstill.

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Derek ever the optimist is determined to crack on with his next project over the weekend, a new cold frame, but it looks like this weekend might be seed catalogues for me.

Oh and don’t let the sunshine in these photographs fool you, there was a sudden shower, I got soaked!

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11 Responses to “Friday Plotlines”

  1. Joanne January 17, 2014 @ 9:06 am (#)

    It has been very grotty at times hasn’t it, on the whole it has been rather pleasant here with the showers at night. Seed catalogues sounds a lovely idea.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — January 17th, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

      Loving the Chiltern Seeds catalogue and also a favourite of mine Bloms Bulbs arrived this week.

  2. Sue@GLAllotments January 17, 2014 @ 10:05 am (#)

    At least we have a tarmac ‘road’ around our site but the track that we need to get to the site is used by heavy vehicles and soon gets rutted. It’s privately owned and the owner laid rubble (brick sized rubble) which had to be navigated until something came along to flatten and compress it all.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — January 17th, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

      We’ve had to put some rubble down just to the side of the gate where the manure is delivered because the lorry delivering had such a problem last time it came. Safe to say it’s not looking very pretty at the moment.

  3. Sue@GLAllotments January 17, 2014 @ 10:05 am (#)

    At least we have a tarmac ‘road’ around our site but the track that we need to get to the site is used by heavy vehicles and soon gets rutted. It’s privately owned and the owner laid rubble (brick sized rubble) which had to be navigated until something came along to flatten and compress it all.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — January 17th, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

      We’ve had to put some rubble down just to the side of the gate where the manure is delivered because the lorry delivering had such a problem last time it came. Safe to say it’s not looking very pretty at the moment.

  4. home, garden, life January 20, 2014 @ 3:07 pm (#)

    Lots of rain here too this winter. Mostly stare through the windows at frozen turf and beds. Not much incentive to go out, yet a few fruit trees need pruning, so at some time soon I must don my winter gear and head out. Snow coming tonight, so who knows when chores will happen. In the meantime, I plow through end-of-year office chores and do some micro-cleaning of house. Enjoy long winter teas! Diane

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — January 20th, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

      We spent yesterday morning cleaning the greenhouse and I felt so much better for making a start, feels positive somehow. Just hoping it stays dry now.

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