Well hello there! How is everyone? I’m almost starting where I left off, just a few months, a sprained ankle and a hospital stay later. The sprained ankle in particular proved very difficult meaning that I couldn’t walk on uneven ground or bend down for most of last year whilst the hospital stay resulted in a diagnosis of acute alveolitis otherwise known as ‘farmers lung’, quite a stretch given our small plot. My lungs crackle, which apparently makes me an ‘interesting case’ and I was quite a celebrity among the medical students who formed a daily queue by my bed to listen. They do say everyone will have fifteen minutes of fame.
Anyway enough of that I’m back now so let’s talk about the gardening. The photos you see here were taken a couple of weeks ago and show how well Derek has kept on top of things in my absence. Not only has he managed to maintain our existing plot but has cultivated the new plot to the extent that we now have six, I think, rows of fruit bushes. There are now currents, grapevines and some Summer and Autumn fruiting raspberries all bought from Ken Muir.
As far as progress with the veg, we made the decision to buy our plants from Ayletts, tomatoes, chillies, peppers and beans, a bit of a cheat but it’s enabled us to catch up and keep on top of the weeding which I’m sure is keeping all of you occupied too.
That’s it for today, thank you for taking the time to read and please let me know what you’ve been up to.