The sinking feeling

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It has been rather stressful of late, and time spent on the plot has been something of a premium. Today, I planned to get a couple of jobs done.

First thing to be done was to sink Rose Climbing Danse De Feu and rose Climbing Golden Showers beneath the arch that mama H and had constructed during the summer. This would act as the gateway to project othello. I have high hopes for this, as the other roses did so well.

Then there was the sinking of tulips. My second favourite flower after roses. Approximately 210 were sunk today. I got somewhat inpatient with the bulb planter and trowel. Ended up making small trenches with the magic spade. Probably not the best way, but a lot got sunk at once. Sunk today were Darwin, purple collection and everlast.

Yours in anticipation,

Horticultural hobbit.

Reader, Reprise

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As the dark dank dreary days of autumn arrive; it is time to reflect.

This out going growing season has probably been the best I have ever experienced. From being a container experimenter to what is now my third year of alotmenteering. This was my second year on the plot, and it really has been a continuing learning experience.

Whilst the blog started off life as a repository and record of what I had experienced; it has become heartening to see who reads it and when. It is always lovely to see which corner of the globe is reading. Thought quite how anything compares is beyond me. One of my aims was of course to share, but to also record as mentioned above. A lot of what is sown and grown is very much a pseudo scientific experiment. I try to add detail, make observations and take lessons from what I have observed. That does not make me an expert; but I do like to investigate things.

So I would like to invite those of you that do read it-wherever you read it; to tell me your thoughts. I’ve had a sneaking feeling that I haven’t been doing it justice of late. And was just wondering what views people had about it.

Plus it would be lovely see how many genuine readers there are, awful lot of spam-bots around!

I will pop this up as both a page and post 🙂

Yours in anticipation,

Horticultural Hobbit