As I'm officially on school holidays this week and the weather has been good, most of my time has been taken up with gardening stuff. So in the interests of not boring you all silly with my allotment I'll mention a few other things I've been doing to work on my 2020 goals.
Last month I discovered an eco friendly website that sells a whole range of low/zero waste products. One of my goals this year is to reduce my impact on the environment so I'm making a start by trying some low waste hair care products and a safety razor (gulp!) I must confess my hair didn't 'feel' clean with the powder shampoo. You mix some powder into a paste to create the shampoo. I'll persevere with it though. However, I thought the conditioner bar worked really well on my bleached ends.
There's loads more great eco friendly products HERE including some oxygen bleach I bought but haven't tried yet. I normally use my home made vinegar sprays for cleaning but sometimes I need bleach for deep cleaning stuff. I'll test it and report back.
Ok, back to allotment stuff! 😄 I moved the raised beds from the veggie patch up to my new plot. I think I've worked out how I'll arrange everything now.
The bigger bed needed some extra pairs of hands to move it as I would have needed to completely dismantle and rebuild it by myself. Of course, Emma supervised everything!
I also bought a wheelbarrow with my birthday money (thanks Mum and Dad!) Of course I chose a lovely bright colour!! I just need to work out how to build it first! 😂
I also bought some new fruit bushes. B&Q is closed to customers but you can order some things through their Click and Collect service. They've arranged their plants into 'bundles' and you buy a bundle. Staff choose what's in your bundle for you. This way all the plants that have been grown ready to sell over the Easter weekend won't go to waste. I thought this was a great idea. I ordered 2 fruit bush bundles and was really happy with my 6 plants. I got 2 blackcurrants, 2 blackberries, 1 gooseberry and 1 blueberry, all nice healthy plants. They'll be going on to the plot soon.
And to finish, here's a wee video of my allotment after a few days of hard work! I'm having a 'rest' day today.
Stay safe and stay home everyone 💗 xxx