Drip Drip Drop

…a little April shower!  I have to say the weather has been rather lovely in the last few weeks 🙂 Not much rain at all.  The allotment needs some though, the earth is so dry and cracked.  Mr.B, Jassy and me went out on saturday, afternoon for a walk along the canal.  It started out…

Fantastic Foxgloves

I only learnt yesterday that this week is Foxglove Week (Wednesday 28 May – Wednesday 4 June).  Armed with my camera, I’ve been out to our allotment to have a wander around the site, taking pictures of the striking towers of foxgloves 😀 So, I’m celebrating Foxglove Week with you… Here they are looking fabulous on…

English Summers

There’s something quintessentially English about canals.  A hazy summers day walk, white fluffy clouds, blue sky, the flowers blowing in the breeze. It’s been such a lovely hot weekend, feeling very much like summer 🙂 a little bit too hot to be working on the allotment.  We made the most of Sunday afternoon, strolling down…

Contrasting Colours Of Spring

I popped out for my daily walk with Jassy in the glorious sunshine. The birds were singing away and the bees were very busy, covered in pollen 😀 Snowdrops fade to crocuses to daffodils… it made me think of all the flowers that are out at the moment, even the dandelions look pretty, illuminated in the sunshine…

The Changing Seasons

I love autumn, it’s a really beautiful time of the year.  Lots of bold warm colours, the pavement scattered with nature’s confetti.  My favourite seasons are autumn and winter.  With the clocks changing and the darker nights drawing in fast, all cosy and warm indoors, I’ve been thinking back to how the allotment changes throughout…

Sunflower Surgery

Me and Jassy got absolutely soaking wet through on our walk before.  We thought we’d planned it perfectly… have a run on the field, then take a nice picturesque walk back though the allotment… the timing was all wrong! 😀 We found the weather has battered our sunflowers.  Blustery autumn winds and harsh downpours of…

The Bugs of ‘Bug Lane’

I’m really chuffed about how well my cheap packet of wildflower seeds did this year.  I wasn’t very hopeful that they would do anything, how wrong I was! 🙂 The wild flowers have brought a big boost of life on our plot. It’s been great being on bug watch, I spy… ladybirds, bumble bees, honey…

Hill Top Garden

It’s been nice to have a few days off work this week 🙂 On Thursday, we decided that we were going to spend the day in one of our favourite places…The Lake District.  Such a magical place, with beautiful scenery and a feeling of calm and relaxation.  Just what we needed! I’ve been to the…

Sunny Sunflowers

The first sunflower of the season popped open today 🙂 Ours seem to have opened very late this year! We’ve still got quite a few on the plot ready to open.  A lot of other people’s sunflowers are already in full bloom! Fingers crossed they grace us with their presence very soon 🙂 Here’s what…