Welsh Girl's Allotment

Hello World,(a bit ambitious as only my mam knows I am here yet !) This is my blog detailing my quest for an allotment, its cultivation and hopefully bountiful crops. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY A HELLO !!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

I finally got to visit the plot today, it wasn't quite as bad as I had imagined.

This is how it looked when I left - after I had hail, snow, sleet, rain and freezing wind I surrendered and legged it back home - almost a complete usable plot whoo hoo !!!
Full length shot after I stopped - fair bit of work to do on this plot !!

The plan is go down in the morning and dig over the grassy strip at the top, however the forecast is for a heavy frost tonight so we will have see when I get up !

These two are the before shots, sprouts are looking miserable and all the bean poles are still in place - all gone now.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Any brave souls out there ?

Its been a while since I've been to the plot, I have been since the last blog post ... honestly .. but things have become a little grim over the winter so this week I will attempt to get down there any survey the damage !!

Anybody brave enough to come with me - it won't be pretty !

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Tidied up the raspberries - these are the autumn variety that my Dad gave me last year - starting to look good !!

Look very hard ....

.... and you will see teeny sprouts and caulis - you won't see the lettuce, spring onions and beetroot seeds I put in between the two rows of sprouts - hopefull you'll see them soon !!

Hoe Hoe Hoe !!

Onions, shallots and garlic all hoed and looking neater.

Forced Rhubarb

My cunning plan of forcing the rhubarb worked well - and this is the result was lovely - rhubarb crumble yum yum !!


The annual rescue the strawberries mission can be deemed a success.

The weeds are loving Spring - does anybody have any ideas what I can do with the supersized dock leaves ?

Shameful strawberry bed .... all fixed now !!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Belle on holidays.

Looking out to sea on her first adventure out after her vacinations.

Waiting for breakfast !!

Will go to the plot tomorrow and see how things have been whilst we have been away !!

Monday, March 23, 2009

My new friend.

Say hello to my new friend !

She is a fourteen week old English Bull Terrier and her name is Belle. I am in the process of setting up a blog for her so we can track her progress I will post a link just in case anyone is interested !!

She has become best friend with Ray - our nickname for our Rayburn and spends most of her day here asleep or awake and thinks nothing of sticking her head through the fire door when I am refueling it !!

She also likes to sleep on the stairs, when I am on the phone she comes and cwtches by me and then drops off - I do tend to talk a while to my mam !!

Lovely Day !

Garlic has started to sprout already.

Dug and weeded a teeny weeny patch.

Finally planted the fruit trees I bought in Lidl 18 months ago, they have been in huge pots since I bought them, an apple, a pear and the third is either a plum or a cherry.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Onions are in.

You'll have to take my word for it but today I have planted white onions, shallots and garlic, you can't really see them an the ones you can see look like small stones !! As long as the birds don't pinch them you'll see them when they grow !

Monday, March 02, 2009

Blogger is still playing about with my photos so I will just comment as I go along!!
I thought that the rhubarb would have made a show by now and after rumaging around in the grass I found it cleared around it and put a compost bin on top to attempt to force to it I had to put a piece of carpet on the one side to keep the light out.

Here is a small patch of ground I dug over and you can see the carpet needed to obscure the light to help force the rhubarb.

I also laid a path with ashes from the rayburn - looks a bit like a diary of the different fuels we have buring over the winter

This photo should be first in the list as it shows the first plot cleared, weeded, dug over and then Dad came in and rotarvated it for me .

I haven't written much to accompany these photos as the space bar is playing up on my laptop and it is very annoying to keep going back and putting the spaces in - anyone got any ideas how I can fixit???