We spent the whole of today at the allotment, working hard and enjoying the sunshine.
Tabitha did lots of watering and digging.
Then she came and sat next to me while I weeded the fruit bed, watching for worms.
Aaron and Grandpa rotavated the second plot.
Whenever the children found a ladybird, they took it across to their insect houses.
DDS organised a picnic lunch and then had a well-earned lie-down on the slide.
When my hands got sore from digging, I wandered around the two plots with my camera. This is the garlic that Dad planted out at the weekend.
He was recently given some horseradish by another plot holder, which is growing in the sunken dustbin. The rhubarb in the raised bed was planted a few weeks ago and seems to be doing well.
There was beautiful blossom everywhere I looked!
The loganberries have really shot up this year after failing to grow much last year.
The plants in the new strawberry bed are growing really well, which Aaron is very excited about.
Apple blossom is my absolute favourite. I love the combination of dark pink and pale pink against the blue sky and fresh green leaves.
The plots either side of ours are home to some beautiful weeds!
I noticed that there are still some colourful scraps of yarn in the nesting materials box from last year.
Time for a cuppa!
We got the first early potatoes in this afternoon. Aaron helped to scatter chicken manure pellets at the bottom of the trench.
Tabitha helped to plant “Arran Pilot” and “Foremost”.
It was hot and thirsty work, we all felt exhausted by the end of the day!
One of the nearby plot holders called over and told me to help myself to one of his cauliflowers, which we did before heading home.