Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
I usually get lots of gardening gifts for Christmas, but it was a little different this year, I think everyone is running out of things to buy me for the garden now. I did get an Amaryllis - Red Lion. The bulb was already planted, so all I have to do is water it sparingly. I was a little worried at first, as the bulb just looked like a stump without any life to it at all, but it didn't take long after watering for it to show some green, and it's growing by the day. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for it to bloom.
I still haven't had a trip to the allotment yet this year, but Hubby went and collected some manure from the stables near by at the weekend and took that to the plot. He didn't get nearly as much as he'd wanted to, as he didn't have much time before darkness fell, so if the weather stays fine this weekend, he'll be making another trip.
It's forecast to get much colder than it's been recently. We've had a very mild January so far, but it's noticably cooler today. I had to make a mercy dash to school this morning as my daughter's trousers had split. I saved her blushes by taking her another pair, but I had to de-ice the car before I set off. At least the frost should kill off some nasties before the start of the growing season.
I live in Leeds in West Yorkshire with my husband, son, daughter and Archie the dog. I'm a stay at home mum and I have many hobbies which include gardening, knitting, crochet and genealogy. The Good Life blog follows my progress on my allotment and Through The Keyhole blog follows my family life. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow my adventures with me.