The soil is a wonderful thing…..Treat it like a good old friend….give it the sort of nourishment it really appreciates….keep it in good heart – and it will reward you by growing almost anything your heart desires.
The weather forecast for this weekend had been rain, rain and more rain but luck prevailed and I managed a whole day at the plot yesterday, including a manure delivery.
I never thought I would one…pay for a pile of poo, and two…get excited about it being delivered! But for us allotmenteers manure is gold, so £25 for a whole trailer of gold seems a bargain.
Friday had been pretty grim with lots of rain, so when I arrived I lifted back a section of the weed membrane to allow the air to get the ground for a while before I started digging. Whilst waiting I cleared the outhouse of the shed, cut back and pulled up any weeds. Now it just needs weed membrane or slabs laying down then a good clean. Here is a before photo of one side.
Any tips on cleaning solution, or just traditional soap and water?
Bang on time, 11am and the manure arrived from a local farm about 3 miles away. I wasn’t expecting as much as arrived so delighted. Lots of shovelling to do!
I shovelled about half on to the plot then felt like I wasn’t making the desired progress, so stopped and started digging and pulling up never-ending nettle roots until it was time to go home.
Weeds will be never-ending story, but great stories aren’t made without challenges, determination and hard work.
8 thoughts on “Trailer of Gold”
You have made fantastic progress. I love the shed extension! Soap and water applied with a sponge scrubbing pad thingy should do the trick.
Thank you! It came with the plot so very lucky. Trying to work out the best use of the space. Currently thinking of using it as a greenhouse type area.
Loving the manure trailer! Pretty amazing and lucky it can get right up to your plot. No vehicles allowed on ours until the spring. The worms will be loving their freshly delivered snack
Yes, I’m very lucky to positioned right on the path. Just have to shovel it over the fence 🙂
Fantastic work. Plot is looking great. Roll on spring! !
Thank you, I can’t wait for warm dry weather for digging followed by lots of colour!
Awesome update and thank you for sharing have a blessed day
Thank you Linda, have a wonderful day 🙂