Out On The Plots This Week:
Well the weeds are certainly starting to grow apace! Another job to add to The List. I tried to ignore them though, to get on with other jobs that needed
doing, and were far more pleasant in the sunshine, namely painting the wooden planters and herb trough stand, to help them last a bit longer. They also look rarher smart again, which of course feels good
The wooden sheds on #145 look much more business-like
now they are painted all round. With some help from Gary, the smallest one now also has new hinges too, so the door can open and close. Much more useful than when it was jammed shut!
The longest part of the job of course was emptying that little
shed and sorting the contents: large, very large in fact, pieces of debris netting (now rehomed to the Chicken Club) and masses of what was basically rubbish (gone into the grey waste bin at home) so there now an empty shed. The orginal purpose was in
for it to house toilet facilities, so some thinking round that is now possible.
The shed on #146 has already been sorted, and this morning i was very grateful, as The Rat in The Shed became The Rat in the LIvetrap!!! I should have take a photo of him,
a huge, healthy looking beast, but an uninvited guest at the party nonetheless. I didn't really know what to do with him, but eventually took him right down to the far corner of the site where there are no plots, just wilderness, and released him. I then cleaned
the shed as best I could... no rubbish to deal with this time of course... and re-set the trap.
I suddenly realised it is time to sow Carrots. I usually have some in a pot or a box already, and the outssdie bed ready to go by now. Having re-orgnaide
my planting plan, I knew which bed was for Carrots this year so set to and cleared it this morning. I have some sand being delivered next week, weirdly with my shopping (!!) so I can add some to the soil then.
This led on to pruning the Roses
as the large climber with the huge hooked thorns is at the end of this bed, and I thought I might as well do the Floribundas on the endge of the Forest Garden too. The Rugosas are on The LIst now, as is the peach Shrub Rose on the boundary
time to get a proper sowing plan together, not only focus on those maintenance tasks
Other growers' thought are certainly turning to seeds and sowing, as a group are busy organising a Seed Swap Station on the central Community Plot. Excellent development!