Good morning! After that early frost, yesterday's weather was really lovely although it clouded over later and I am sure I felt a few drops of rain as I took peelings to the compost bin. If that was so, it didn't come to anything.
I spent two and a half hours at the allotment, much longer than I had intended but I got stuck in and time flew.
I had a (distanced) chat (shout?) with another holder, Dave, who solved the mystery of the missing water. It seems there is a leak (and you can see where as there's a great big puddle) and all the taps down our side are dry, as are the taps down the middle, while the taps down the other side are fine. That being so, I grabbed two watering cans and set off along the end to t'other side. A good bit of exercise there but worth it as the seeds got watered, the patch I was working on was much easier once dampened and after the potatoes went in I was able to water them too.
Today I will get the uncovered bed finished and the stronger ground cover (which arrived yesterday) down. So yah boo to you, cats or badgers!
While getting the water, I walked past the place where the bark chippings and horse manure is dumped and, as there's some manure left, the other delightful task for today is to get some to put under the rhubarb and some to put where I've prepared the ground. If I have any spare time, I will also get some loads of bark chippings to go down where the old chippings have more or less rotted down now, under the fruit trees and beside the soft fruit patch.
Well, as we all thought, the baby tomato plant is now an ex-plant and it will definitely end up pushing up the daisies at some point. I have taken photos and contacted the provider, expressing my displeasure and my expectation that they will provide me with a more healthy plant tout de suite. I have also dropped hints about mummy tomato plant as I'm still not totally convinced she will survive either. I'll let you know!
I was very impressed. I ordered those bags of potting compost either Monday or Tuesday and today they arrived. They're now stacked in the garden.
Later on I had a lovely chat with Val and we will repeat the experience at some point. Everyone her end is well, thank goodness.
The clap at eight had me feeling quite emotional as I waved goodbye to my lovely neighbours afterwards.
Today feels quite busy in a relaxed sort of fashion.
Allotment and it's also personal training online with Lindsey this afternoon. All this activity has got to be keeping me healthy, right?
Something for house/garden:
It's bed changing day so, while I'm at it, I will wash all the whites and lights in the basket. Here's hoping it's a fine day for drying outside.
I am sure Lindsey and I will have a good old chat as she orders me about! :-)
Well, it just HAS to be Phantom of the Opera, doesn't it? Good old Andrew Lloyd Webber.
I haven't had time to do all that much dressmaking these last few days and I very much doubt I will today but you never know. It's all set up if I do.
Plus, maybe, a bit of OpenLearn study, time and energy permitting.
Have a really safe, healthy and good day. xx