I’ll be armchair gardening

Despite it being noticeably colder this week it has remained dry and sunny so I’ve continued plotting.   This morning there was a  cold northerly wind so to keep warm I dug out and sieved a barrow load of compost.  I occasionally stopped to watch the robin finding plenty to eat.  I added  this compost to couple of barrow loads I dug out earlier in the week and had put out of the way under the blackberry bush.

 

Looking round a now mostly bare plot a few days ago I was rather surprised to see that the crocuses Romance are already starting to show above ground.

 

 

Another recent surprise was seeing a flowering dandelion on one of the grass paths.  On Tuesday I noticed that the seed head was frosted and sparkling .

There’s heavy rain due tomorrow, followed by  bitterly cold high winds on Saturday so it looks like I’ll be armchair gardening rather than plotting for a couple of days.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

12 thoughts on “I’ll be armchair gardening”

  1. Armchair gardening sounds good, you’ll be ready for a rest after all that sieving. I often find that plants are flowering out of season these days, no doubt a consequence of the mixed up weather we often have, it’s been very mild so far this autumn but much cooler this week.

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  2. You always do such a good job with your compost. I still need to tackle mine. There are weeds still flowering here as well! And a couple of gardens around here with cosmos still in full bloom, they’re amazing. Mine have given up the ghost though. Armchair gardening sounds like a very good idea over the next few days. CJ xx

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    1. CJ thanks, it’s an arduous job but well worth doing. I’m not surprised. I’ve been seeing pictures of cosmos, and other flowers, on Twitter. That’s a shame. It most certainly does. xx

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  3. You certainly see a variety of plants and conditions of said plants. Crocuses peeping out already, that’s remarkable. The wee Robin sounds very happy around the allotments.
    Have a restful week end and keep warm. xxx

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