Monday, 11 April 2011

sunshine and the new landlady (winner)

We have had the most glorious sun filled days lately which has meant many hours planting seeds and new fruit bushes at the allotment and pottering around the garden hoping to get a few more flowers growing and plenty of tidying.

The only trouble with this allotment business is that it is so addictive. I could spend all day weeding and planting and pottering around in the soil. It's so peaceful there and what we're doing will give us plenty of delicious meals over the coming months - it's so consuming. 

Nobody tells you this when you sign up, you will want to grow everything and abandon the supermarkets completely. These days I'm critical of all the fresh foods I buy now - it's all so tasteless in comparison. 

And it's contagious too, we got the bug from friends and we've passed it on, two families we know have patiently added their names to waiting lists.

All this sunshine is wonderful, but I'm seeing plenty of plants flowering far earlier that usual - the strawberries are flowering already - too soon surely? 

The plum tree that had nine flowers last year and gave us six delicious fruits is clearly happy in it's new home - it's bursting with blossom, I'm tingling with excitement at the thought of how many juicy fruits we'll get this year.

Now onto the winner of the giveaway, a day early I know, but it's the school holidays (hooray) and something has come up, thank you all for entering the fun. Missy Big did the honours....

and the winner is...

H at Roses Over The Door congratulations H, Mr and Mrs will be packed in a flash and coming to move in. I hope you have their room ready.


  1. Hullo Colette, oh how wonderful the garden looks. We are swapping season here, it's getting cooler, the days shorter. I don't really have a favourite season, I look forward to them all. There is so much to see in the garden new flowers, flowering, last season flowers die back into hibernation. Enjoy your garden space and I look forward to hearing about all the wonderful fresh goodness you are bringing to the table. Nothing beats fresh from your own dirt. Have a wonderful rest of week at your place.

  2. We have spent a good deal of time in the garden this weekend as well. Yes, so much I want to plant, so much to do and I have enjoyed it all!
    Congratulations to the winner!

  3. AMAZING!!! Colette the parcel you sent was simply gorgeous you are an absolute gem. Mr and Mrs with their rent money and accoutrements are very happily re-homed. And perfectly timed as we just got three lovely egg-layers that need cosying.
    Brilliant xxx h


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