Wednesday, 1 December 2010


I haven't posted for a while; I haven't been fit to do anything on the plot, which is in a sorry mess, and now I'm feeling well enough to try - even if I can't guarantee that I'd get very far - eveything's frozen solid. My soil freezes very solid indeed, and after a few days of sub-zero temperatures I can't get a spade or fork into it. Not that I'd want to; digging frozen material in deep just makes the soil slower to warm up when the thaw finally comes.

So I'm sitting at home feeling frustrated, and dreaming about what I'm growing next year. Multiple wigwams of some of the better pea varieties, for a start, with one kept exclusively for seed, and masses of dangling CD's strung between them to fruighten the pigeons. One thing I'm not going to do is allow them to make off with half my seed crop!


  1. Yes, this is definitely weather for staying indoors. Glad to hear you are feeling well.

  2. I'm also glad to hear you're feeling better. Pity about this weather. Each year it catches me and the oca out.

    Enjoy your plan making, I look forward to reading about it in due course.

  3. We can't even see our soil. The snow has drifted to about 3 ft in places and we have to dig in to the shed each morning to feed the chickens. The allotment is fending for itself.

  4. Thank you for visiting Our Little Corner Of Paradise this year, robert :)

    Just popped by during the run up to Christmas to wish you all the best, and happy gardening in 2011…WG :)

    PS...Winter is the time to dream...when we cannot be in our gardens...make lists of all those new seeds you want to sow next year...and get that well-earned rest away from school :)