Sunday, 25 January 2015

Winter walk to the allotment

The sun was out so we decided to take a walk to the allotment. We haven't been there for weeks, it's been so cold & wet. Plus my Mum broke her arm before Christmas and then we lost our Grandmother on 30th December. So all in all, the allotment has not been at the forefront of our minds. But the sun was out, we needed to get some air & my mind always starts to turn to the new growing season at this time of year.

Back in the Autumn, my Mum and niece had worked hard clearing away an ancient compost heap left behind by the previous tenant. They'd also cut down a mass of blackberries. Although there's loads more to do, it's starting to take shape. The main thing with allotments is keeping on top of the weeds & grass that invade the growing space...it's a full-on battle at times.

Although most of the plots are looking pretty stark & empty, the first signs of new growth are starting to show. Buds on the trees, bulbs poking through and lots of freshly dug soil waiting for seeds to be planted.

The main casualty of the Winter is the shed on the plot. It's hanging on by a wing & a prayer. It's in desperate need of some TLC once the weather warms up a bit. Nothing a few nails, wood paint and elbow grease wont sort out.

My daughter has already requested a picnic at the allotment...we'll definitely have to wait for the weather to warm up before we plan that little outing!

I'm linking up with Country Kids over on the Coombe Mill blog,'How Does Your Garden Grow' over on the Mammasaurus blog & Ordinary moments on the Mummy, Daddy & Me blog and #mummymonday link over on the Mummy Bloggers community

7 comments:

Coombe Mill said...

What a wonderful place to have and to nurture. I bet it was lovely on a sunny day to see the first signs of spring. Gorgeous photos and perfect to make it into a family outing. Sounds like just what was needed after a difficult end to the year for your family. thank you for linking up with Country Kids.

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

I always admire people who have allotments- I think it must be such an incredible place for a family to learn and thrive, and to grow and nurture. It sounds like just what you needed. x

Eco Gites of LĂ©nault said...

What a great looking allotment you have there. Whilst I love having my garden right on my doorstep I do also miss the community spirit of my allotment back in the UK. #HDYGG

Karen Bell said...

It looks lovely there, a fantastic place for outdoor fun, exploration and learning. Your photos are lovely.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

Jo Linsdell said...

Looks great. My kids would love to have an outdoors space like that (as would I). My dream is to one day buy a piece of land. We live on the 7th floor in a apartment so not even a small garden for us... for now.

#MummyMonday

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller said...

Lovely photos! We're planning on building a little vegetable box for our back garden and I can't wait to do some growing with the Tot. Good luck with your plot this year! #MummyMondays

Alice Young said...

Lovely pictures in this post! I'm thinking of starting a veg patch somewhere in the garden, would love to have an allotment one day! Thanks for linking up #mummymonday xx

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