Sunday, May 09, 2010

Not too bad....

.....at the allotment either.

Massive strimmage yesterday left it reasonably tidy but today saw a major dig-out of one of my many bindweed plantations. I got two barrowloads of bindweed out of one bed. But it was worth it; I was able to plant the first batch of salad leaves. Red Cos, Green Salad Bowl & Lollo Rossa lettuce, along with some Pac Choi, all suitably pigeon-proofed.


Rest of it doesn't look too bad either, if you ignore the big pile of manky old sticks due for burning.

8 comments:

Gerry Snape said...

This weekend our clearout was couch grass. Keeps you busy and out of trouble!

Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

Bet that bindweed returns!!!

Green Lane Allotments said...

Pity bindweed and couch grass are inedible

Nutty Gnome said...

Ey-up Woody, it's all looking good and I'm REALLY envying you that gorgeous greenhouse!
Can I borrow you to come and dig up the bindweed in my new border please?!

Woody Wilbury said...

Thanks Nutty but even your silver-tongued flattery can't tempt me to dig up yet more bindweed!

Damo said...

Looks pretty good to me.

The Allotment Blogger said...

Your salad bed is extensively bird-proofed, so I assume you've got a real problem with our feathered friends? We don't suffer much in spring but through the winter they are fiends for brassicas.

Woody Wilbury said...

The pigeons are truly awful. We can't plant brassicas out without protection; they just strip them overnight. They've been known to do the same to peas and beans.