It was a good morning's work down the lotty. Clearing under the apple trees and then chipping it took much longer than I thought but I got it done eventually. Seven barrow loads of chippings!! It looks uneven but it will level out as it dries off. The chippings are 'recycled' Christmas trees by the looks of things - all those green bits in the phots are pine needles, not weeds! It smelled lovely.
We enjoyed lunch, had a good old chat, watched last week's Pottery Throw Down which Beth hadn't seen and then she and I took a trip to the allotment so I could show off - I mean so I could talk over plans with her.
We've decided that we will ask Jeff to repair the shed. It's still got life in it and, with a new roof and a repaired door, it should be fine for a few more years.
Then I need to weed out around the raspberry canes, or where they will grow once they start and around the shed and under the table and benches.
The grass could do with another mow but not today.
Oh, and we're reclaiming a little strip along the covered area to plant flowers. Bedding plants this year, mostly, but maybe bulbs in the autumn. The rest of that area is remaining covered for now - it's not been long enough to get rid of the nasties.
Never ending, isn't it? But well worth it, all the same.