Good morning, everyone. It's a dull start but that means little as the forecast is for warm and sunny weather with temperatures into the twenties. I'll take that!
I mentioned my rather extended drive home in yesterday's entry; this morning, I'm going to just look it up on Google Maps so I know where I went. I don't think it is shorter than my usual route but it is easy apart from having to go through Harlow when the Sat Nav came into its own!
After unpacking and lunch, Beth came round and we trotted off to the allotment where we weeded and planted out. Now the baby corn and the yellow courgettes are in their forever home and Beth took two more courgettes home for her little patch. After watering, we sat at the table under the trees and chatted while we munched an apple before coming back here where I put the kettle on and we say in the garden sunshine and made A List! There's not an awful lot more to do apart from the ongoing weeding - the bindweed is now making an appearance, grrrrr - and general maintaining.
While Beth was there, I strained off the rhubarb gin which has been steeping (is that the right word) in the cupboard for some weeks and we tasted it. Wow!!
I will be making some more over this week, some using gin and some using vodka and will try some flavourings. Rhubarb and strawberry is always nice, and we thought rhubarb and ginger would also work well. There's loads of rhubarb to pull so that's not a problem.
This wasn't the recipe I used but very similar - they're all much of a muchness really. https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/5648310406783744033/917105241725191087
I took a few garden photos so . . .
The strawberries at the allotment are also at more or less the same stage.
It looks as if there will be a nice little blueberry crop after all. Three cheers. I need to think about netting them, I suppose.
The raspberries are also looking great, both in the garden and at the allotment, the allotment apple trees are not disappointing, the pear got caught by the frost but there's still some baby fruit. As for the poor old plum - we counted a few fruit but they may drop as they did last year. Time will tell.
Once home again, I want to work out in the garden - it's time to clear the spring bulb leaves away and get a clear view of what is coming up for the summer.
Beth's around for lunch and then we are off to the allotment again to work through The List.