I keep forgetting to bring my camera to the allotment - so here's a few pictures of the back garden instead.
I was doing a few bits and pieces this afternoon between torrential rain and hail showers, and one job was to dig in some green manure, something I'm new to. This bed was sown a couple of months ago with mustard seed, and had grown to about a foot high. I cut it down with a shears today and threw it in a bucket, then turned over and dug in the roots. I'm not sure how well I dug it in, as my spade is pretty blunt, but will just turning it upside down be enough in itself to kill it off? I then spread the cut mustard on top to rot down. Hopefully in a month or so I'll have a nice rich bed to plant courgettes in.
2012 seems to be a year of orange and pink and purple. I love how the colours pop in the evening sun, and the delicacy of chive flowers unfurling from their papery skin. The fruit is well on it's way too - tiny redcurrants and gooseberries and raspberries forming all along branches. It might be chilly and a bit wet, but it's a pretty nice time of year all the same.
|we can't keep up with the rhubarb! it got a bit battered in last night's wind|
|herbs - sage and chives and parsley|