Last Sunday was a glorious day, being sunny and warm. There had been some rain a couple of days earlier which was just what I wanted.
For the first couple of hours it was just the birds that kept me company whilst I raked over a two foot wide strip alongside the road edge. I then planted plenty of Crocus, and a few Narcissi, bulbs before sowing grass seed over the area.
On an adjacent patch along the eastern edge I sowed some wildflower seed mixture and Nigella love in a mist.
A couple of weeks back a large tree on the main road almost outside the allotment site gates had toppled over. I noticed a log under the branches which I thought would look good on the plot. On my way back from the horticultural society hut I saw that it was still there so I borrowed a wheelbarrow and now have my first plot feature (photo to follow). I’ve planted some Daffodil bulbs that I was kindly given in a clump alongside one end of it and behind it I’ve sowed a packet of Briza maxima seeds.
After a long, leisurely lunch I went back for another couple of hours making the most of the good weather. This time I was pondering and pottering, going for a stroll around the site chatting with some of the neighbours.
Trevor has a plot, at the other end to mine, which is nearer the trees. He was saying that he’s seen a Green Woodpecker, a couple of Greater Spotted ones and two different birds of prey one of which is a Sparrowhawk.
Lorna on the other side of the road was telling me about the resident foxes, including Newton who’s very friendly and tame.
All in all it was a brilliant day and now I’ve got to wait to see how everything I planted and sowed grows…fingers crossed!