However Tuesday was my Cambridge day with Ellie, my granddaughter, and after our usual trip for coffee, juice and a shared bun it was back to get on with some gardening on 'my allotment'!! Whilst having our refreshment a little girl at the next table was making a loom band bracelet and we got talking about them. She very kindly gave me a hook so I can make more of these bracelets if I want or even a necklace. I think I would lose the will to live doing a necklace as I do find them quite tedious, but they are the latest craze and even my 8 year old grandson is making them.
When my son first moved into the Cambridge house seven years ago, the garden was very overgrown and neglected, but he has transformed it and in the process found a very large area surrounded by concrete paths. He decided to turn it into a vegetable plot and after leaving carpet down to suppress the weeds etc managed to get it into some order. At this point I suggested that, as I hadn't managed to get an allotment near home, would he like me to help out in exchange for vegetables. He leapt at this idea and so every week when I go there I dig, weed, sow and collect produce and have done so for over four years
|Seeds in the greenhouse - May 2014|
|Runner beans and a wigwam of climbing French beans|
|Sweet corn, still with protection because of the Muntjac!|
|Courgettes or zucchini. Odd shaped one there.|