As mentioned in yesterday's post, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning were spent at the allotment, finally getting it up to scratch and ready for planting out and sowing. (More in another post)
The weather was glorious. Sunshine all weekend. It's amazing that a bit of sun can make such a difference. Being out at the allotment and out in the garden, I realised how much I'd been stuck inside all winter, spending most of my time on the computer. It was so good to sit out in the garden and feel the heat of the sun on my face. It feels like it's been a long time coming.
As a consequence of the better weather, my gardening mojo came back, and on Sunday, I finally bought the compost I needed to do a few small repotting jobs that I'd been meaning to do for a while.
I moved some lettuce seedlings that had overwintered in one of the raised beds. Spreading them out a little more to give them room to grow.
I also took advantage of the sunshine to get around to washing all of my dirty garden pots. I always leave them until spring and do them on the first sunny day we get if I have time. There weren't as many as I thought there were going to be, so it didn't take long and then I re-used them to sow some seeds in the greenhouse.
Having done this, it cleared the way for me to move the potting table to the end of the garden in readiness for building work later this year. The greenhouse will be the next thing to be moved to this area. We just need to sort out the fence as, behind the panel our opposite neighbour to the rear has removed the fence panel without any discussion and left this matting type panel suspended in mid air practically. Needless to say, I'm not very impressed.
Anyway, the decking area now seems so much bigger. More space to sit out and enjoy the sunshine while we have it. I got the garden chairs out of the shed to facilitate this.
I put a couple under the cherry tree too.
I now feel ready to go on holiday in a week or so, knowing that I've caught up on all of these jobs and don't have them all to come back to. Next weekend is going to be all about the packing.
Loving the spring now it's finally sprung. How was your weekend?