Monday, 13 April 2009

Sunny Days

Haven't had much time for crafting or blogging recently - the allotment has been a hot-bed of activity since Friday. After a few hiccups, with Mr R&B's Argos special drill not being up to the task - the base of the shed was finally completed. Saturday saw the walls and roof going on, with the felt and window being completed yesterday. I spent today painting the shed blue - everyone else has brown or green, but I've always got to be different to the rest!
I'm sure there'll be a few friendly mutters from the old-timers - but who cares?

I pointed out the other day that allotment holders are much like their plants - you don't see them all winter, then the first bit of sunshine and they're out, digging and planting for the coming year.

We got our overgrown plot at the end of February and in just a few weeks, it's starting to look like a proper allotment. We were quite lucky as the council got contractors in to clear a lot of the rubbish and turn the plots over, but we still have a way to go.

We plan to get the potatoes in shortly and then start planting out everything that's growing on at home. Our dining table looks like Kew Gardens at the moment!

What was I thinking?
Feb '09

'Hmm, napalm or flame-thrower?' March '09
(rare appearance by yours truly)

Today (13 Apr '09)


Country Cottage Chic said...

It's looking great - especially the blue shed!

Shabby Chick said...

Wow you've made such a difference! I wouldn't have known where to start but the shed looks brilliant.

Mel xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

You have all worked so hard!!! What a transformation!! Love the blue shed!
When my car was kaput a few weeks ago, I caught the bus into town. On the bus I met an old neighbour, Don. He is now 91, but would quite easily pass for a man in his 70's. I asked him if he still had his allotment, he said he only had half an allotment, but it keeps him going!!
That says it all really, doesn't it?!

Happy growing : )

Sharon xx

Elaine said...

Well done, you've made a great start.
The shed looks quite pretty standing there too.

Love and blessings