Happy Birthday

It’s a week full of birthdays. My brother has his 50th today, lots of love and best wishes to him xxx. My blog is one tomorrow, happy birthday blog. I have enjoyed writing my blog, although sometimes it’s very difficult to find the time, I know I shouldn’t make excuses. My lovely allotment is also one tomorrow, happy birthday, thank you for all the pleasure you bring to me. And a very big thank you to all of the wonderful people who I have met through blogging, you really are a wonderful bunch.

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Here are a few snap shots from the past year. Early days on the allotment. Flowers in my garden. Crops from our plot. Crafts I enjoy and days out.

If anyone else is enjoying a birthday this July, have a wonderful time. Bye for now x

Celebrations & spuds !

Wow,  what a busy few of weeks. Firstly we celebrated a couple of family members big birthdays. Jenny was 70, Liz was 40 and in a couple of weeks my brother will be 50. It’s one of those years, full of big events. Our parties aren’t large affairs but they are still lovely. It’s a shame the good old British weather isn’t being kinder.

Happy birthday to you all.

 

Life on our allotment has been a bit limited, mainly due to the weather. We have had a soaking quite a few times. Everything is growing remarkably well. We have lifted pounds and pounds of early potatoes. International Kidney are our current favourites, lovely flavour and a prolific cropper. Swift were a little disappointing, we think the tubers may have been poor. Ulster Sceptre have produced a good amount of unusually large potatoes! not sure why. Our broad beans have been fantastic, cropping very well.  The beetroot is starting to crop well. We continue to enjoy the rhubarb, and are still enjoying the odd crumble. The cabbages have started to heart up. Many of our neighbours plots have been struggling with their cabbages, they have been bolting!  Strawberries, raspberries, red currants, black currants and gooseberries are all beginning to crop. Courgettes seem to do well every year. My tomatoes are flowering and producing fruits. We need some sunshine to ripen them. Cucumbers are disappointing. I’m hoping it will begin to warm up and the sun will start to shine over the next few weeks.

Courgettes, rhubarb, cabbage and celery.
Courgettes, rhubarb, cabbage and celery.
International kidney
International kidney
Beetroot
Beetroot
Gooseberry
Gooseberry

I’ve eaten all of my jam from last years lovely fruits. I think I might be making some jam tomorrow. x