A busy morning

Today was my first on duty morning at the horticultural society trading shed this year.

I was there early and found that one of the robins was waiting for me to put some bird food out.

As expected it was fairly busy as the onion sets and seed potatoes had arrived during the week and were on sale.


I’ve still got some onions in store from last year which I will use over the next few weeks.  The Sturon sets I bought this morning will be planted out towards the end of March.

I finished the last of my stored potatoes a couple of weeks ago so I’m now having to buy them through into June.  This year I’m only growing three varieties, half of which are my favourite variety Charlotte.  I’m trying a new for me first early Lady Christl which a couple of people have recommended.  The maincrop variety I’m growing is Cara, which I’ve not grown for a few years.  In mid February I’ll put  them all in trays on the windowsill in the spare room to chit before planting out late March into April.

Have a good week!


About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
This entry was posted in Flighty's plot. Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to A busy morning

  1. Chloris says:

    I always grow Charlotte and I like Lady Christl too. I can’t believe it’s that time of year again.

  2. Liz says:

    Wow! You’ve been busy and I’m slowly learning about potato varieties. Cute robin waiting for the bird seed.

  3. Jade says:

    Your feathered friend is so adorable! Such an intelligent bird to know you’d feed him!
    Thanks and same to you!

  4. I love seeing robins, they are a favourite bird. This one does look cute as it waits for some bird seed.
    Stay warm in this cooler weather.

    All the best Jan

  5. CJ says:

    Robins are lovely aren’t they. There were two in the garden the other day, such a pleasure to see them. I also can’t believe it’s that time of year again. Snowdrops and crocuses, potatoes and seed orders, trading shed open. I was happy to see one of the sheds lost in the recent arson attacks here has been replaced, and people have donated to a fund to help those who lost sheds and equipment replace it. Hope you have a good week. It was like Siberia here today! CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ they sure are. Lucky you, hopefully they’re a pair. Nor me. Good to see what you said about the allotment sheds.
      Thanks, and you too. It was the same here. xx

  6. nikkipolani says:

    Be interesting to learn what potato varieties are available to you in stores. Probably not your beloved Charlotte?

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki depending on the time of year supermarkets here generally only sell a handful of varieties, including Charlotte which is probably the best selling salad potato. Of course own grown ones taste better! xx

  7. menhir1 says:

    Charlottes are a lovely potato and are readily available to buy in the stores I go to. I don’t know the others. Good pic of the Robin. Any lady Robin’s about?


    • Flighty says:

      Menhir they sure are, and are probably the most popular salad potato sold here in the UK. Thanks, there are at least two robins around and I would guess that they’re a pair. xx

  8. Jo says:

    Potato and onion time again already, I don’t know where the time goes. I’m always pleased to see a robin around, they’re such friendly little birds.

  9. snowbird says:

    I like charlottes too. I have my seed potatoes, onion sets and garlic, it’s great when they go on sale, you feel like winter may end soon. Adorable wee robin.xxx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.