Sunday, April 16, 2006

Spring has definitely sprung

I've been doing a spot of gardening.

We recently had a letter from the council about the state of the allotment. Admittedly it was a bit dire but that's no reason to take it off us. It had got away from the boy last year, but heck you don't get all those A grades by keeping your veg plot up to scratch.

So we decided to take it in hand. Well actually Mrs C decided I should take it in hand. She required double digging if you please. With manure. And helpfully suggested I hire a machine. It seems she had a different sort of machine in mind though...something in more of the rotivator line...


Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

So gavin, what are you thinking of growing this year? Anything legal for a change?

Sun Apr 16, 11:33:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Lucy said...

Planting! Its my favorite bit. the weeding and digging is so tiresome.

Mon Apr 17, 09:15:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Lightning said...

Looks like you gotta job to do there.

Mon Apr 17, 11:43:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Ah but click on the image to enlarge...see the boats? That's the canal at the end of the allotment. Beautiful England at her best.

Mags 'erbs are best grown under lights I'm forever teling the kids.

And the old buggers down the allotments can spot a tomato from a cannabis...

And yes Lightning hence the drastic action!

Mon Apr 17, 08:49:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Oh and Lucy, I like to propagate.

Mon Apr 17, 09:20:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

Yes, gavin, we know all about your propagation methods....presumably the reason why you have hundreds of children!

Just what are you going to grow? Best get yer spuds in soon old boy!

Mon Apr 17, 11:13:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Only the four Mags. That's barely enough to lug my coffin out!

And two of them are girls!

Tue Apr 18, 11:31:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Span Ows said...

Now if I had made that last comment Gavin you and Mags ar sure to have scolded me!

I've just posted on Aug's blog that clean-outs (of rubbish and the build-up of useless stuff you've collected over the years!...not a bowel clear-out...although that's often a relief!) are very good therapy but so is gardening! Really used to love it (note past tense).

Sat Apr 22, 07:06:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

gavin, is there a problem with girlies carrying coffins? It cannot be that they are not strong enough so it must be that you don't want your daughters to carry your coffin.....

That's what you pay undertakers for!

Span, I hadn't seen the bloody comment. OK? I have now! Why don't you garden now?

Sat Apr 22, 10:49:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

You wouldn't catch the Evil Daughter carrying anything heavier than her makeup bag (which I grant you is fairly weighty)... I shall never understand why such a beautiful girl needs industrial quantities of slap...oh well...

I hold my hands up to the deliberately sexist comment though, took you ages to bite Mags...are you losing it? :-)

I know what you mean Span there is something good for the soul in gardening. Especially if you grow food as well as flowers. The pleasure in it is inexplicable...very primeval, the natural order of things...

(Note to self: get a grip, starting to sound like new age hippy...perhaps we could get away with a single Cannabis sativa among the tomatoes.

Sun Apr 23, 01:21:00 PM GMT+1  
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