Today was a beautiful spring day and after a morning’s work in the big greenhouse at home I went to the allotment. The plan was to weed the fruit cage. I couldn’t believe how many dandelions I had to dig out, I clearly remember doing it only a few months ago. Never mind, the job is done. I had to trim the branches of my standard gooseberry and I noticed that it is ready to flower. Even better news was the fact that my two honeyberries are both flowering so I might actually get some fruit. One or two would be enough for a start.

All the other bushes are doing well, I’m hopeful that we’ll have a rich harvest.

Because it was such a lovely afternoon I carried on with my work, the net tunnel next to the fruit cage also needed weeding. It wasn’t too bad and while I was doing that I decided to sow some chard there. Again, this is to protect it from the pigeons, they would love to get their beaks on the young leaves.

I have got blackcurrants in there so there’s enough space to grow the chard.

I love this time of year, the Asian pear looks magnificent when it flowers. I just hope I’ll have some fruit, we didn’t have any last year even though it flowered well. Perhaps it was having a rest….

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