Friday, 20 April 2012
It hasn’t been all work and no play though. I’ve been able to sow a few seeds and repot the tomatoes, chillies and cut flowers. I’ve also started to put the hazel obelisks in to place at the allotment ahead of planting the beans and peas and I have plans to create hazel sweet pea supports too. Hazel always looks so much nicer than bamboo, I think, and as it’s locally sourced (from the private wood at our stables) you can’t really go wrong.
Harvests have also been quite good lately. The chickens are now in full lay and over the past week even Edna my Lavender Araucana, who I wrote about in Operation Araucana, has also started to lay. This news is a sure sign that she is well on her way to being fully accepted in to the flock. Her gorgeous blue/green eggs are always a favourite and certainly improve the look of the egg-skelter.
In other news, the latest competition winner, winning two gorgeous solid granite table torches from Garden Items, is @ericahughes. Congratulations! But it doesn’t end there! Our next competition will launch soon and this time it’s in association with the fabulous Sarah Raven. Keep your eyes peeled!