We found this bird's nest at the allotment while hacking away at a bunch of brambles (Sorry birdies.)
Birds are awesome. This thing was so solid. How do they do it?
N.B. Phone, water bottle & shears not included with your average bird's nest.
Played tennis yesterday.
I love maps; they have tennis courts marked right there on the page. Within walking distance. And they were free!
First time i've really played tennis for real; i was pretty good, too. Who'd've thunk it?
Radish, Cauliflower, Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Beetroot are all growing! Rather exciting.
It's really really easy. You chuck all the ingredients in a demijohn and forget about it for, oh... a year.
This was supposed to be Mango and Elderflower wine, but the elderflower we picked went mouldy before we added it and then we just... forgot about it. For a whole year. (Out of sight, out of mind?)
But we made some elderflower beer and wine this year which promted us into action on the forgotten Mango wine.
So we racked and bottle it. BeardyMan came up with the name (i wanted Mingo; ming + mango) and designed the labels.
Also, i wanted to show off my awesome charity shop wicker wine rack; £1.99? Yes please.
P.S. It doesn't taste bad, either.
The fruit on these trees was so tiny 2 months ago, but look at them now!
The apples are getting attacked quite a lot, but we aren't sure quite how to prevent it yet. They all need a good pruning, too, but as we have no real idea what we're doing we are hoping to invite a much more educated friend of ours around to have a look :)
I did at no time consider calling this post "Stairs" - oh no no no...
Before & In Progress
We've now had Allotment 37 for 2 months. It's been an exhausting, sweaty and sunburnt 2 months, but here is some of our progress so far.
This is the corner we're concentrating our efforts on currently; we hope to have a raised bed in by next weekend so we can plant out the radish, cauliflower and purple sprouting broccoli we currently have happily growing in our windows.
I spotted this on my way home from work one day last week and had to go back and photograph it straight away.
The mirror is reflecting the sunny bricks of the wall opposite... it was a little bizarre but very cool.
I get very peculiar when i'm bored...