So my wine has been bubbling away for 2 weeks in our bedroom. It was put there because it's a warm room, and apparently it ferments best at temperatures between 21-28°C. The room is usually just over 22 degrees, so about perfect. It's also up on the top of a very stable dresser, well out of reach of curious toddler fingers. This alone probably makes the location a good choice.
The first few nights it was a bit disconcerting, going to bed and hearing a faint hiss coming from the other
3 pics all looking the same direction over the plot ....
first one 31st july when we got the plot, full of weeds
second 8th august when we'd got most of the big weeds out
third 1st september after we'd finished pulling the big weeds and dug a patch over
in the last few weeks, we:
- finished pulling up the long tall weeds
- gave the whole plot 2 treatments of roundup
- dug over a 9ft x 10ft patch
another plotholder put some white powder on a wasps nest in the ground
picked up a van load of timber from freecycle - mostly 4x2 floor joists and tongue and groove floorboards - i've been making plans for a shed for the allotment and started cutting it - not quite enough 4x2 to make the whole frame, but can get
Later we're off to Battle to stay with Di overnight but this morning has been productive. We've finished planting the bamboo and then put 20 crocus bulbs at the back near the tree. There's autumn crocus there now, that came from nowhere - I certainly didn't plant it. Soon the cyclamen will come and then next year the daffs and (today's) crocus. Its a busy area, well I hope it will be, if the squirrels don't get them all.
I originaly searched about posting a picture to my blog - I did it once and now have forgotton how I did it! Anyway I've made an album. If you look you can see how small my garden is.
Got wed and dirty today bringing home two large 'vases' to put the bamboo in and then planting them in the rain. One finished, the other one waiting for more compost.
Looking out of the window now at 7.50pm and its dark and cold and raining hard. Up until three days ago we were sitting
Updated 05-09-2008 at 07:58 PM by Marthaclematis
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