Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
A Fruitful Year
The blossom on my cherry tree is just starting to open. I'm hoping that I manage a better year than I did last year, I didn't get one cherry. The tree's five years old now, so it should really be giving me a decent crop. Last year, I added to my fruit trees and bushes with two apple trees - Gloster and Golden Delicious, a plum tree - Czar, a gooseberry - Uva-Crispa Pax and a tayberry. It will be nice to harvest my own fruit as well as my own veggies.
I've got a bird feeder which attaches to my window with suction pads. It's not a favourite of the birds, but I do occasionally have a taker. This morning, a coal tit was eating from it, other times I've had great tits, blue tits and robins. It's a great photo opportunity when the birds are literally right there on the other side of the glass, but I daren't reach for my camera for fear of frightening them off. I must think of a way round it.
The May Day bank holiday weekend is approaching, and as I've got lots of jobs which need doing, I'm hoping that the gorgeous weather we've got today continues. The sun is shining, the breeze has dropped so it's really quite warm, and the birds are chirruping away. There's sowing, pricking out and potting on to do, so even if the weather isn't so good, there's plenty of things I can be getting on with. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
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 two 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.