Good morning. It's a misty, cool start to the day but sun is predicted for later. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous and it was a pleasure to be out.
I spent plenty of time at the allotment, got the last bit of growing/planting soil dug over and weeded (but not the new bit) and, unfortunately, came home with a rather painful back. All I know is that I was fine while working but when I stood up, right at the end - ouch. I'm well dosed up and it's manageable; I can stand up straight and walk very carefully! It's fine when I'm sitting down and if I bend from the knees rather than the back, that's OK too - a bit ouch but OK.
I'm so happy that the essential digging is done. I'm well ahead of myself this year which is very satisfying.
I wasn't planning on allotment today because Beth and Alex are coming round for lunch so that's OK. I'm hoping Beth and I can look through some sites selling plastic raised beds. The two metre square beds are starting to rot down and need replacing and now is as good a time as any, before they are planted up. We want plastic because, in the long term, it will be an investment in money and certainly in time.
And that's about it really. I'll finish with a photo of the clematis ooh la la which is just starting to shoot - I love seeing the first of the new growth each spring. It was an absolute picture last year so I'm hoping this year will be the same.
Have a lovely day, whatever your plans. xx