Friday, 21 June 2013

Lettuces, radishes , spring onions and spinach

The title says it all.... For the past 3 weeks we've been harvesting all these lovely vegetables in enough quantities to share with our family and neighbours, all of whom are delighted with the wonderful fresh flavour of freshly grown produce.

Mike has worked extremely hard, 7/8 hours a day on the plots 5-7 days a week!!

You can see more here, where he keeps a lovely blog record of the plots.

My roll is more of support team, providing tea/coffee meals, yes cooked meals of varying varieties, including all day breakfasts at teatime :-)

I do a bit of planting in my plot, but mainly decorative.

This is my new brick path, made from reclaimed bricks from the plot, it's just waiting for a dressing of sharp sand to fill in the gaps. I am a bit proud of this as I never would have thought I could make one. The levelling took a bit of time but it was worth it to get it right.

And you can also see our latest acquisition, the rocker, for those most important relaxing moments, a great spot by Mike at our local charity shop. It will need posh new cushions, but it's still way too comfortable as it is.

We've also added a few other pieces just to personalise the garden.

A vintage seat complete with moss, and a bird bath which will eventually have another brick path in the centre of the beds leading up to it.

I was very lucky to be given this lovely little shelving unit by another plot holder so couldn't wait to put it up, despite the fact that I haven't finished painting the walls or the ceiling.

And last of all, we got to dog sit our favourite lille chap on Monday and he spent the day on the plot with us having a wonderful time.

(yes children, I know a paint job is badly needed on the table and chairs!)

Any lunch for me then?


Heather said...

Wow! What a transformation - you must have both worked so hard to accomplish all that in such a short time. It must be the most stylish plot on the whole allotment and you can both feel justifiably proud of all your efforts. Love your little visitor.

Susan D said...

I bet the results of your hard work taste so much better than shop bought don't they :)

Pat said...

I can just imagine how much hard work has gone into making this idyllic spot. Just needs a wine cooler now.:-)

Mike Young ARPS said...

That path is a triumph Sharon, great pics too!