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'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty one and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.