Ooh, ouch, ouch, oh, aargh, ouch!
From the above you might guess that we got the the allotment yesterday, put in four hours of fairly solid work and are now suffering (Beth and me) and, if you did, you would be quite right. But it's a nice, fulfilled, satisfied, productive 'ouch' and it's not that bad really. :-)
It turned out to be sunny and warm when we met there and got going
At the beginning of the day, this bed was more or less covered with weeds and after a couple of hours it looked like this . . .
. . . and then we had a coffee or two and a good chat.
Then we set to again and by the time we had finished, we had our soft fruit bed - Autumn fruiting raspberries and strawberries taken from runners in my garden. We should have put the raspberries out last autumn but, for very good real life reasons, we didn't. However, they have survived and are shooting so our fingers are crossed. We might get a bit of fruit from them this year. Ditto the strawberries but next year will be better and the year after that - loads!
It's bit muddy but the first rain will sort that out and we intend to sweep it tomorrow anyway - if I remember to take my broom!
We do feel pleased with ourselves!
Given fine weather, today is mainly mowing and strimming the grass, planting out the last four strawberries (I didn't take quite enough yesterday and moving some old pallets to the back behind the shed. Then we have two large beds to sort out another time but that won't take too long as the soil is more crumbly and weeding will be easier.
And then it will be time to plant and sow.
I came home with a few little leeks (the last of the row) and some more rhubarb. I don't know if you can see in the photos but the rhubarb is doing really well so I am going to try this. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rhubarb-cordial
Don't they sound good!
Apart from the above, I am going to Aldi for ten o'clock to get some bits and bobs and later on I will have ironing to do and also planning, as school starts again tomorrow. Poor kids; a rotten holiday, weather wise, and the day they go back it is wall-to-wall sunshine. That's life.
It should be a most productive day today, I think. :-)