Monday Plotlines

Crikey, what a stunning weekend,  it’s good to get some dirt under the fingernails even if like me you clean it away obsessively as soon as you get home.  Six hours at the plot on Saturday and I must admit I was a bit broken but nothing that a long soak in a hot bath and cold gin & tonic couldn’t sort out.

The Potting Bench

Yesterday morning Derek did his second training run for the London to Brighton Bike Ride so I whiled away the time contemplating what to enter for the Eastcote Horticultural Society Spring Show which taking place this coming weekend.  It’ll be something simple in the Home Produce category. Cheese scones or rock cakes, what do you think?

Then another couple of hours at the plot in the afternoon, bird song and the definite waft of a barbeque in the air from a neighbouring back garden.

All the beds have been weeded and turned over, I’m so happy with the condition of the ground, having not dared to touch it whilst the weather has been so wet and am now very tempted to put the Mantis over it even though it’s really too early.  As well as that I’ve tidied and mulched the strawberry patch and given the herbs their annual trim, the path has also been weeded and the cold frame cleared out and cleaned.

I’ve reclaimed my plot and am ready to go.

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10 Responses to “Monday Plotlines”

  1. Jardin March 10, 2014 @ 12:57 pm (#)

    Sounds like a great gardening season ahead!
    Thoroughly approve of the g & t with the restorative bath.

  2. Joanne March 10, 2014 @ 3:11 pm (#)

    G&T the cure for all, sounds like you had a fab gardening day, mine was yesterday & a wonderful feeling it was too!

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 11th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

      What a change, hopefully a good week ahead as well.

  3. battenburgbelle March 10, 2014 @ 7:16 pm (#)

    Ooh we are plotting over here for the Muswell Horticultural Society Spring Show, after triumpant results last year!

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 11th, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

      I have some very stiff competition.

  4. Julie March 10, 2014 @ 7:47 pm (#)

    Cheese scones! Sounds like you had a great weekend and a G and T after a long day in the garden tops it off.

  5. Sue@GLAllotments March 10, 2014 @ 8:23 pm (#)

    Hair washing is good for cleaning the nails!

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 11th, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

      Have got much better at wearing gloves but still works it’s way through.

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