Sunday, 20 April 2008

A "Carrots" Catch-Up

So, onwards and upwards. Or perhaps just onwards.....

The weekend has been busy. And with no help it's up to me and Hubby to fit the essential but incredibly time-consuming Stuff in amongst looking after the children. Stuff like moving everybody's bed around kind of stuff, that takes up entire weekends.

Sixteen binbags of rubbish, two bad backs and five grumpy children later the deed is done but the allotment is untouched. I'm not going to fret, it can't be helped but I have been thinking about it, the garden, plants, seedlings and veggies, so does that count?

So here's a rundown of what's in my head. Granted it's not a lot....
  • My new Mini Plastic Greenhouse Thingy (must find out its correct name). Need to put it up, fill it up, find the best spot for it and dispose of the old knackered one.
  • Plant carrots and salads in my numerous pots at home. What can I say? We're greedy.
  • Plant more seeds. In a short space of time we have amassed a load of loo roll inners. One of the unmentioned joys of large family living, loo rolls and the quantity we get through.
  • Think some more about the plans for the back and front gardens. To do this I must read the gardening/design books I got from the library. It's a tough job but someone's got to do it.
  • Organise the child-friendly gardening things - Fimo stakes, sunflowers for the wigwam, garden in a bag (more of all of those later).
  • Head up to the allotment, or head Hubby in that direction, with his drill and screws to repair the now dilapidated beds.


  1. One of these days you will make it to the allotment. Thanks for stopping by and visiting The Gardener Side

  2. lol I know the feeling... I tend to spend all week making plans in my head only to have the amazing weekend up the plot that I'd planned ruined by the weather or the complexaties of life that get in the way.

    One day.... ;)

  3. Thanks for your comments Crafty - I guess it's good to have something to aim for.

    And Paul (or is it Melanie, I'm never sure) - I expect all the traditional, retired allotmenteers secretly despair of us 'newbies'!