Such a Perfect Day!

Family gathering on the allotment
Family gathering on the allotment

Plots 4A and 5A have become a wonderful place for family to gather, chatter and potter…it’s lovely!

Helping grand-dad with the weeding
Helping grand-dad with the weeding

A few days ago my daughter and grandsons joined me for a harvest and taste session (see the previous blog). Today my husband, son, parents, and grand-daughter all joined me for a couple of hours of ‘therapy’ in the glorious sunshine.

Mum weeding
Mum weeding

Upon arrival everyone automatically set about allotment jobs. My parents promptly began weeding, my husband helped me erect a new raised bed, my son (an amazing photographer!) snapped plants / workers and my three year old grand-daughter assisted with all the ‘too difficult to bend down’ tasks!

New raised bed and our 'little runner'!
New raised bed and our ‘little runner’!

I’m not entirely sure what my ‘neighbours’ make of our regular family ‘meets’ at the allotment – whilst they are very friendly and happy to natter for hours – they tend to be rather solitary gardeners!

Sweet peas
Sweet peas

In my opinion the allotment is a great place to ‘grow’ special family memories. Gardening with my family not only provides the tangible benefits of exercise and fresh food, it also provides opportunity to talk about recent events, strengthens our relationships, and offers an chance to work towards a common goal. What more could anyone ask?

Sunflowers
Sunflowers

My clever son has kindly allowed me to upload his photographs of our ‘Perfect Sunday’…I think they are amazing! They are not only a lovely record of the day but I adore how he has ‘captured’ my beautiful allotment! Hope you enjoy 🙂

8ft high Sunflower!
8ft high Sunflower!
Owl
Owl
Tomatillo
Tomatillo
Tiddler A - purple bean tasting!
Tiddler A – purple bean tasting!
Purple Bean
Purple Bean
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
Cabbage, Caulis and Sprouts
Cabbage, Caulis and Sprouts
Spring Cabbage - growing fast!
Spring Cabbage – growing fast!
Cardoon
Cardoon
Mexican tree spinach
Mexican tree spinach
Rooster
Rooster
In the trenches
In the trenches
Beans
Beans
Time to go home...
Time to go home…

17 thoughts on “Such a Perfect Day!”

  1. Fantastic photos.
    Great when it becomes a place for family to meet.
    Our cabbages have no hearts… What on earth have you done to make your cabbages and pumpkins grow so well? It can’t surely be the Welsh climate!! Jealous muchly s x

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I plan to have BBQs on the allotments when 4A is finished. NO-ONE has EVER done such a thing at the site…haha can’t wait!! Cabbages have had nothing special..the occasional water. However I was very careful about ensuring they we firmly planted. They seem to love being ‘stomped’ in!! x

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      1. Hmmmm still thinking you’ve a secret way… wait til you see photos of mine… still just leaves 😦
        There’s talk of me holding a Clandestine Cake Club at our 5B which could also involve beer and pretty drinks!! 🎂🍰🍻🍹s x

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    1. I have an attraction to metal garden ornaments (sad, I know!) The rooster was collected from the local garden centre and the owl (and his brother – not pictured, lol) were acquired from the Chelsea Flower Show. True (about the Mudlets / Tiddlers) plus they will know how their food is grown, unlike many!

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  2. Hi, your allotment looks amazing. I am so envious. We have only just started our new allotment, 9 days ago. All of your crops look lovely. Your pictures are an inspiration to all. The family atmosphere must be a true joy.
    Love it xx

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    1. Thank you…I’m getting there! Still a way to go. 9 days – the beginning of a new adventure for sure. Enjoy every minute and I hope to be reading all about it on your blog!

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  3. I have just seen your picture of mexican tree spinach. I have been wondering whether this may be the mystery plant I pulled out of my garden. I saw Alys Fowler wrote about it and I have been trying to solve the mystery. I have pictures on my blog of it. Would it be possible for you to have a quick look and let me know whether it is this plant? We have been so confused because it seemed to sparkle! 🙂

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