Billy loves boxes and is often found with his head inside one or just a paw peaking out when the flaps trap him inside. Mikey favours curling up on top of items of clothing abandoned in new places around the house. Occasionally they both try to assert their claim on a new curiosity which on this occasion was a Freecycled blanket box in the hallway waiting to be moved upstairs (thanks Jenny, it’s fab). Down on the allotment there’s been quite a bit of bed hopping and moving round over the last month!
1. cabbages now in the early pumpkin patch
2. broad beans in the late pumpkin patch
3. onion sets where the second sowing of beetroot and carrots were
4. first sowing of spring bulbs where the dwarf beans were, second sowing of bulbs and wallflowers in the early potatoes patch The grazing rye cover crop sown in the blighted tomato bed grew rapidly in the first 2 weeks but has slowed down now. On the home front we’ve been moving things round in the kitchen replacing an overburdened shelf with a cupboard. Hoping the new cupboard would house all my jars of chutney as well was a bit optimistic (and hasn’t happened!)I’d envisaged a clearer worktop than this but every vegetable that sits here waiting to be pureed, pickled or creamed is immediately replaced with something else. The punnets of crab apples have now been pickled and apples, carrots and sprouts are currently filling every square inch of worktop space.