Monday, 3 January 2011

purple sprouting broccoli

After my walk today I decided the garden veg patch could do with a tidy. The doves visit my garden daily and I'm sure they have been munching on my purple sprouting broccoli I planted in the Autumn. One plant is much bigger than the rest and hasn't been touched! I could only find one spare CD and tied this to one of the wigwam canes I made last year. Hopefully that will keep them off until I buy some netting. It was good digging over the veg patch and thinking about what to plant this year. Hopefully the allotment space will be ready soon so that I can plan what to plant there too. I think it would be sensible to keep to beans, toms, lettuce etc in the garden and plant some raspberry canes along the fence. The beans didn't do well there last year so it's free space. I'm trying to pack as much into my last day before returning to work tomorrow! Now to finish the washing :-(

8 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

I love this!

Green Lane Allotments said...

I didn't think doves were a problem in the garden unlike pigeons. Hope they are not as we have flocks of them.

eight by six said...

I did cheat and buy the plug plants but at £1.99 for 12 plants I thought it was good value. I have a resident black bird but I doubt he eats it. I have seen three doves in my garden so it might be them.

Jo said...

Hope you managed to get everything done before your return to work. I'm growing purple sprouting broccoli for the first time this year.

eight by six said...

Hi Jo yes I did some things and got up to date. Had my first day back at work and it was ok but lots of things to go through.

mrsnesbitt said...

I have posted my swap today so look out for the post tomorrow - I promise you ALL work post will seem dull after MY envelope! lol!

eight by six said...

Hi Denise thanks I need something to cheer me up this week as I received some very sad news yesterday evening :( I hope you like mine too, it was good fun doing my first swap. Amanda x

mrsnesbitt said...

Tis wonderful Amanda - what a lovely surprise. So sorry about your sad news. (((HUGS)))
Dxxx