Sunday, January 14, 2007

Still struggling with a bad back but this time it's my own stupid fault. It had been improving all week and had a good pummeling from the chiropractor, then I foolishly tried to move a cast iron Chiminea and it all went twang again. Hey Ho.

Rather restricts allotment activities - in fact all I managed was to dig up some leeks, although I did have to dig my way in to the plot. Recent heavy wind & rain meant a pile of soil & leaves 18 inches high against the gate. Needless to say, there's been no sign of The Inconstant Gardener since well before Xmas. But, three bright spots on which to remark:

three plots surrounding mine which were derelict when I took this one are now well advanced in the recovery position

my garlic is sprouting well

and so is the rhubarb


Petunia's Gardener said...

Ohhh, I shall go check for rhubarb sprouts as soon as the snow melts! We don't usually have this much cold, so perhaps it is staying tucked underground for a while, but I will check.

Lozza said...

best of thr luck with the Garlic, I love garlice and have loads growing. Cant wait to Harvest them

UKBob said...

I'm sorry to hear about your back, that about the worst thing a gardener can have. I saw on someones blog that you were saying about where to get wood for a woodburner. You can often get logs from tree surgens or whatever they call themselves now, a local news paper is a good place to have a look.

Gordon M said...

Thanks; the back is inherently unstable and 'goes' from time to time - it started 25 yrs ago with a sneeze!