Progredere Ni Regredere

Its been a few weeks since I posted last so I thought I would update.

The past month has just flown past. This is, in the main, due to my latest obsession, Plot 8b, Honey Hill Allotments. We have now had our plot for just over a month and boy what a month it’s been. We got the plot after it had been left for some time so were really thrown in at the deep end.

We now have the shed in place and I have been planting stuff to try and get some vegetables in before the autumn. I find it hard to believe that everything I have planted has put in an appearance

Before and after June 2nd & July 2nd
Before and after June 2nd & July 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luckily we were left with some fruit and I have now harvested most of this, Cherries, Redcurrants & Strawberries

The work has been hard but I have found it so rewarding, I think I’ve always been a frustrated gardener, I grew up on the 13th floor of a block of flats so never really had a garden successive moves have seen me end up with slabbed gardens. My mother was into gardening when she moved to Dagenham.

My biggest surprise was the seeds from a butternut squash I cooked, I sowed about ten seeds and they all germinated

Butternut squash seeds from a store bought squash
Butternut squash seeds from a store bought squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know have about 8 squashes growing.

Also on the go I have:

  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Broccoli (Purple Headed)
  • French Beans
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Beetroots
  • Lettuce

Some of the above I have planted from a seed,  and I’m not too sure what is going to be ready first.

Broccoli & Kale caged up to keep the birds off it
Broccoli & Kale caged up to keep the birds off it

 

 

 

 

 

 

In other news there isn’t a lot to say. Toni visited us last week on her way back from Budapest, Lesley was in Doncaster so I had Toni to myself for 24 hours, we had a good natter and it was great to catch up. We always seem to be on the same level, she gets my jokes and I hers. I really miss her but am so proud of her.

Lesley’s mum continues to get better and the consultants believe they have caught all the cancer from the piece of lung removed.

Radio has been quiet lately but that is mainly due to the fact I spend every evening digging up a lump of Harlow.

Work, least said soonest mended. I will share this one day but I obviously can’t while I still work there. Suffice it to say that something happened last week which has made me start looking around for another job.

Right time to go.

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