Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:36
Lovely piggy cake photo.
Managed to get to allotment and weed two raised beds and top them up with new compost. OH managed to refit the lid of the composter which blew off in the wind last week. Dug over a small patch. Tidied up the other strawberry patch. Tulips are out in the corner, lovely yellow, pink and orange. (Previous occupant planted those) Have spotted several plants on the newest half of my allotment, delphinium, doronicum, lupins, tulips, and some other yet unidentified plants.
First potatoes went in last week. Planted peas and covered with fleece last week. Spread manure around the base of raspberries and fruit trees.
Was going to start on the borders in the garden today and reshape them, but the hail put a stop to that. Spent some time in the greenhouse.
Made leek and potato soup with home grown leeks this afternoon and then a leek and stilton bake to go with roast dinner tomorrow. Took some home grown apples out of the freezer as everyone requested a crumble to go with tea tomorrow, may go and pull some rhubarb too. Yum.
Busy time of year for us all. Still feel we have to be slightly cautious of the cold though as today has turned rather nippier that I though it was going to be. Brrrr!!
Off to make packed lunches, clean school shoes, watch countryfile (catch up). Good night all. xx