I cannot remember the last time I wrote about the allotment garden plot, but the last two weekends, we have been working hard in it, taking advantage of the long Bank Holiday and the sunshine.
So much has changed in the garden since we got it - click here if you want to see how it was when we first got it.
The ground has been thoroughly cleared of weeds, except for the grass tangled amongst these chives. The bees will love the chive flower heads when they bloom. We have already seen a few bees in the garden dipping and diving into the apple blossom and broad bean flowers, which are the only vegetable plant that has gone into the ground so far.
D moved the been climbing frame trellis to a new part of the allotment garden plot in readiness to receive some climbing green, purple and yellow beans soon. In the space in front of it, he will also make me a some climbing wigwams or tee pees to accommodate more climbing beans.
Looking through the apple tree branches, you can see some raspberry canes.
I was disappointed in the raspberries last year. One we didn't get many, secondly those that we did get were not very tasty. Oh we also have some strawberries, but I am worried many of them will be wild strawberries that have transplanted themselves from the neighbours neglected garden next door (a bit like there dandelions!)
We may actually get some apples (apple blossom) and pears this year.
Our rhubarb is doing fantastically well, but I need to use it, last year a lot of it went to waste.
So much has changed in this little space in front of the greenhouse. If you click here, it will take you to a blog post and you will see that we used to have a pergola, but every year like the green house panes being smashed and damaged by the winds, the pergola got a hammering too - that we decided to take it down all together.
In the greenhouse, we don't have many seedlings growing, as I said the greenhouse was damaged badly by the high winds; and D fixed it a few weeks ago with my help of course.
We have a variety of tomato seedlings - yes, I know they are small compared to many other bloggers, but like I said we didn't get a fair start. I also have some rainbow chard, curly kale, beetroot and sunflowers on the go.
Above are some yellow and purple climbing beans and a variety of courgettes seedlings. I am doing my utmost to protect them from the slugs and snails of which there are still plenty about.
Some herb pots: rosemary with flowers, lavender, lemon balm
My blueberry plant seems to be doing well (above) and even the red gooseberries (not shown)
Thank you for taking interest in my allotment garden plot, I will share more photographs of it as it progresses. I am sharing this post with Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave over Our Happy Acres, even though I don't have much harvest to share, I have begun to harvest the rhubarb (above) and hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme for cooking.