Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A sad farewell....but new beginnings!

Four years ago I took on this plot:

and I am very sad to have to now say goodbye; to it and the lovely gardeners on Choice Allotments, especially my fellow Association committee members.

And after 9 years working in my beloved garden, transforming it from this:

to this

with such a HUGE amount of work AND enjoyment, it's heartbreaking to have to walk away, but I now have a new project in a new location and lots of happy memories.

In May, HWDD landed himself his dream job, so we put our house on the market and were lucky enough to sell it the same day!

On July 16th (our wedding anniversary) we moved into our new house, 200 miles north west in the lovely market town of Ross on Wye, Herefordshire.

September saw me return to Hastings to say one final farewell to my friends, my plot and collect my harvest and fruit bushes. I was very sad for lots of reasons, but it will be a good move for us and I am already begining to make new friends.

We still have boxes to empty and lots to get organised indoors, but I have sorted my priorities and started a vegetable plot in the back garden. More convenient than an allotment, smaller, but just as much fun!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Winter wonderland....

Happy New Year to everyone!

Snow is such a novelty in the south of England that everything grinds to a halt. Not that we minded and it was such fun while it lasted. Now that it has gone (except for the remains of giant snowmen) Little Digger (LD) couldn't understand why I wouldn't let him stand on the thawed water!

The broad beans, garlic, onions & parsnips have not come to any harm during the 'Big Freeze'

and I've managed to sort out the shed guttering, water butts, shelving and also a separate compost for perennial weeds.

It didn't stay this empty for long!

Underneath the snow in the garden, there are actually some plants beginning to flower....

Keep warm and all the best for 2010!
She Who Digs, He Who Doesn't Dig and Little Digger