Weekend plotting

When I go plotting during the week I’m generally there well before 9 am and come home for lunch around midday.  It’s usually quiet and I only see one or two plot neighbours, including John who walks round to feed three lots of chickens and is often accompanied by my four-legged friend Jake.

Weekend plotting is different as on Saturdays I go to the supermarket and library first so I don’t usually get to the plot until after 10 am, when I mostly potter and take stock on what I’ve done during the week and what I’m hoping to do the following week.

The hawthornAt this time of year I tend to see more people on Sunday mornings and today was no exception.  I trimmed the hawthorn and was constantly stopping to say hello, and in most cases chat for a while.

Mid-morning I went across to the horticultural trading shed for a couple of items where I chatted with a couple of people I’ve not seen for a while and shared a few biscuits with Marley, a big softie Staffie.

The forecast is for heavy rain and windy most of tomorrow, but later in the week it’s looking better so I hope to put up my runner bean canes.

Have a good week!


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20 Responses to Weekend plotting

  1. Mark Willis says:

    Gardening is a good hobby for socialising – evidently!

  2. Liz says:

    I have to agree that gardening in areas with fellow gardeners or passers-by promotes social interaction. One of my gardening spots has a path where people walk their dogs. I must remember to bring dog treats/biscuits with me when I’m there!
    Are those your perennial cornflowers in the lower left hand side of your picture? Mine are just completing their run this year. Such a pretty color.

    • Flighty says:

      Liz good for you. Your comment about dog biscuits has me smiling.
      Yes they are the cornflowers, looking good in full flower. It sure is. xx

  3. Jo says:

    I hardly ever saw another plot holder when we were on our first allotment site, there were only six plots there but our new plot is on a large site and there’s always someone around when I go down. It’s nice to stop and have a chat to like minded people. It sounds like your site is a meeting place for four legged plotters too. Archie sometimes comes to the plot with us.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo that was a really tiny site. It’s rare that I don’r see anyone. I agree that it’s good to have a chat. I usually only see Jake on the site, but several visit the trading shed. I’m always happy to see them xx

  4. CJ says:

    Lovely to hear about your allotment routine. It’s very busy at our site on Sundays when the shop in the shed is open. It’s always good to meet all the different plot holders. I hope you have a good week there. CJ xx

  5. Lovely update and thank you for sharing

  6. snowbird says:

    Jake and Marley sound like perfect company when gardening. I see lots of people when gardening in the front, sometimes it’s hard to get anything done…..the dogs also like to meet and greet all the dogs walking by, some come in for a run!xxx

  7. Lily Lau says:

    I love it when you have a reason to wake up early in the morning, and even more if it’s to go with your plants! 🙂

  8. elaine says:

    Your hawthorn is getting really big now isn’t it. Nice to stop and chat and greet your doggy friends – that’s what allotments are all about – community. Hope it’s not raining too much down your way – it’s constant sunshine and showers up here.

    • Flighty says:

      Elaine I have to stand on a chair to reach the top now. It sure is, on both counts. it’s been intermittent today, and there’s been some hail. xx

  9. nikkipolani says:

    Fun to read about your routines. I can just imagine those lovely mornings on the plot (well, not when it’s windy and wet!). Nice to have visits with other plotters and their furry friends, too. A biscuit and a cup of tea sounds perfect.

  10. Joanne says:

    We quite often stop & talk to passers by when we are out in the front garden. It’s a pleasant activity more often than not. Hope you get your canes up & the weather isn’t too bad for you x

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