unlike nine years ago which was grey and wet. That’s the day I started Flighty’s plot in anticipation on taking on an allotment, which I did a few weeks later when I signed the papers for Plot 124A.
I notice that of the friends that commented on my Sunday morning post which I did on 29 June 2007 one was Nikki who has probably commented on most, if not all, of the 1067 posts that I’ve done and Uphilldowndale who had only started her blog two weeks earlier.
Since then I’m happy to say that there have been plenty of ups and only a few downs, and the pleasure I get from plotting and blogging about it has been immeasurable. The icing on the cake has always been all your comments. There have been over 11, 000 so far, nearly all of which I’ve replied to.
Something else that I’ve always enjoyed doing is reading, and often commenting, other blogs especially gardening/plotting ones. One relatively new one is Annabelle’s, who took on her plot last October. Have a read of her Life at No.27 – the allotment’s view post which I found absolutely delightful.
I was plotting as usual most days last week. I’m pleased to see the broad beans Karmazyn doing well, and the first row which are now knee high now have flowers on them. I’m carefully checking them every visit to see if they’re free of blackfly.
I’ve mentioned, and shown, various flowers over the past couple of weeks. Here are some white California poppies (eschscholzia californica) , which I think are the creamy-white variety Alba, rather than the similar but pure white Ivory Castle.
I spent Thursday and Friday mornings hand weeding through the large patch where the self-seeded pot marigolds (calendula officinalis) Flighty’s favourites are and I still haven’t finished. It won’t be long before they start flowering and I’ll be looking to see how many distinct colour variations there are this year.
Rather than show one of my pictures from previous years I thought that you’d be interested to see these pictures which The Cottage Herbery showed on Twitter recently.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and have a good week!