Monday, 25 May 2020

Monday

Morning, all.
The wind has died down - phew - and the sky looks promising for a good day to come.  It was OK yesterday, just a bit nothing apart from that breeze.  Today, I think it will be worth getting the cushions out in a while.

Yesterday turned out reasonably industrious after a lazy start with a full cafetiere and pjs until after nine.  No allotment as Beth said she'd water (she didn't come round here afterwards).
I pottered in the garden for a while, got those new plants in, all but one.  The problem is that the soil along that little front strip is very poor - full of clay and not easy to dig.  Combine that with the fact that I really haven't watered it as I should and you get a bone hard ground that nearly breaks the trowel.  I watered it - re-fixed the hose onto the tap at the front and gave it all a bit of a soaking - but got tired of gloves covered in sticky mud after doing two of the three plants so decided to do the third today when the water should have generally soaked down and the ground should be diggable without sticking so much.  Fingers crossed.

I must start watering the front a bit more often.

After yesterday's bean related grumble, I looked and - lo and behold - there are now two wee bean shoots emerging.  Only two, but it gives me hope.  None at the allotment which is strange because they were planted a day before but this week is predicted to be nice and warm so we will see.
Do you think they heard me?

Today is more of the same really.   My turn to water at the allotment and I will go at around five.  Beth said one of the squash babies seems to have passed away.  Luckily, I do have a spare but it is still a bit small so I won't put it out yet but nurture it on for a few days.

Before then, it's just the usual homey stuff, nothing particularly exciting - a bit of housework, a bit of gardening (must keep those pesky weeds down), some sitting out in the sun with the Kindle, that sort of stuff.

Enjoy your day and stay safe.  xx

8 comments:

  1. Looks like the wind has dropped today - thank goodness. Have a sunny Monday

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    1. I think it is going to be a lovely day - perfect for a Bank Holiday. A shame we can't go out! :-)
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  2. The top soil in our garden is clay too (although I live on chalk downland, we have a clay cap over chalk). And yes, it sets like concrete after heavy rain. I find that digging in alpine grit helps to loosen it, and also well rotted manure to improve it. Maybe a task for your lovely chap, Jeff.

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    1. Maybe when the summer is over and before the bulbs start emerging. Good i9dea, thanks.
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  3. I lost some squash, too. I need to put more seeds in the ground. I find they do better from seed than if I try to transplant them. Gardening is so exciting right now!

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    1. Really? Now that's interesting, thanks. I'll look and see if I have any seeds left and I may very well do that. If it fails, I have the back up plant. Thanks.
      It's a great time for gardens, isn't it? Everytime you look, something has moved on.
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