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  1. Planning several beds 1m wide separated by 30cm of weed control to use as pathways. Got loads of old carpet from the pub where I work (I did ask first BTW) and intend using this as larger strips of weed control while beds are 'resting'. Today I planted out a rhubarb crown. I haven't looked yet to see if I can have this on Low Carb but even if I can't, it's a nice plant to share with other plotholders. The dogs enjoyed the trip today, both finding patches of sunshine to sleep in and we started clearing a space in front of the shed as somewhere for us to sit. Good day and I came home hungry.
  2. The strawberries are planted but the seeds are waiting to be sown. The weather is set to be colder over the next few days so they can wait a little bit to give them the best chance. There's a lot of rubbish on the plot (some ours, some left behind by the previous plot-holder) all of which needs to be removed - or hidden behind the shed for the time being. Looking forward to my next trip now - Wednesday I shall be there all day. I'll post some photos next time; I think I've worked out how to do it.... Meanwhile, my shopping list includes a couple of rolls of weed control and some pegs, pea gravel, potting compost, 2 bales of hay, verbena and some pheasant eye narcissus bulbs. That should see me broke before payday!
  3. I'm going to get exercise in the garden - well, the alottment to be precise. I live in a flat and don't have my own garden. Up until November 2013, I lived in rural France, had a huge garden and ate home grown vegetables, home reared chicken and eggs and bought milk direct from the farm next door. I miss that life. The alottment won't replace everything I lost in coming 'home' to the UK, but it will help a bit.

    This blog is going to be a diary of alottment events. I hope some of you might find it interesting.

    27th March 2018: 1st trip this season spent clearing weeds and taking stock a bit. I was really surprised, having lost a bit of weight, how much easier the heavy work was. Still a load to do though. I might post some photos for those interested (if I can work out how - I'm not brilliant with technology!)

    28th March 2018: Quick visit to the garden centre and bought some seeds: Brussels sprouts, salad leaves (the cut and come again type) and purple srouting broccoli. Also some replacement strawberry plants as we lost some last year. I need to change the way I plant now to cater for my new low carb regime - no spuds, which is a shame because digging spuds is one of my favourite garden jobs!
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