Sunday, 17 April 2011

Beautiful Sunday

After a long visit with the kids on Thursday, where I tried out my new manual lawnmower (good on short grass, horrendous hard work on long grass), I got back down today, for more tidying up. Moved the compost heaps, more mowing.

I need to clear the two top beds which are very weedy, the top one never actually having been dug, and merge them together. This big bed will be where the potatoes go.

I feel that I’m very late with my planting this year, but having a large amount of planting last year killed by frost and wet weather, I’m trying not to get too stressed by it.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Day 3

A short visit today, and interrupted by phone calls. Still, made a start on clearing the third bed.

My plan is to get some planting done in the first two beds this week, whilst clearing the rest of the beds.

Second Visit

The whole family headed down for another visit yesterday. Hannah got on with weeding the strawberries and raspberries whilst I weeded and dug over another bed.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

First serious visit of the year

Today was my first serious visit of the year, and I was shocked at the weed covered beds. Though it shouldn't have been as I didn't cover the beds over last winter.

Still an hour's digging has cleared one bed and started another.

I also picked some rhubarb which looks good.

I need to get down with the lawnmower and strimmer and tidy it up a bit.