Sunday, October 14, 2012

Progress report

Well, a lot has happened and we're edging towards ship-shape!  The pile of hedge clippings isn't burnt yet but it's tidy (there's tidy!), even despite the addition of an equal volume from my son's house. And it's all out of the manure bin, which is therefore ready to receive manure.  

The shed roofing material (corrugated bitumastic sheets) has however been at the bottom of the manure bin for so long that it's started disintegrating and is NBG for the shed roof.  So that has to be scrapped and Plan C started.  Plan C will actually be much easier, involving manageable sheets of plywood (not heavy chipboard) well screwed down & covered in roofing felt.  I hate using roofing felt; it's horrible stuff, but needs must.  So I can see light at the end of the tunnel, which will be a blessed relief because for the last few months I've been seeing light through what remained of the shed roof.

And I actually did some productive work today, fitting some more vine eyes and tieing in the grape vines.  So far they're looking good.  


This year is just about letting them establish.  Next year should see them going in the right direction, literally, with some pruning & training.  Now there's a scary thought!


Tanya@allotments4you said...

Well it sounds like you've been busy. I think this time of year is as busy and yet harder work than the spring planting. It's all worth it in the end though!!

Woody Wilbury said...

Completely agree Tanya. But I must admit I quite like it because there is a sense of "tidying and sorting", and a good, well-dug, tidy allotment is something to be pleased with.

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

Once those vines start they'll be no stopping them - the one we have in our garden greenhouse is heading out through a roof window across the roof and up a pear tree. That is just this year's growth!

mc55 said...

oh I love this time of year - all that clearing and digging ! Grapes are looking good Woody :)

Woody Wilbury said...

Hi Sue, Michelle. I confess to being rather pleased with the vines too. They looked very unprepossessing when they arrived, basically foot-long twigs covered in green wax but the boys done good!