Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post about my Dad. It's a challenging time for my mum, my sister and me but we're strong women and we're just getting on with 'stuff.' No date yet for the funeral as it was the Easter weekend (official offices closed) so we've still got that to arrange. Here in Scotland you're allowed to have just 10 people (in England I believe it's 6) and social distancing must be observed. As much as I really really want to hug my mum I won't as I just cannot risk her getting Covid 19.
I'm keeping myself busy with getting my allotment ready for the growing season. It really is my happy place and the weather has been ideal for being outside. So far this week, I've built a compost bin on the cleared area where there was a shed previously.
I weeded around the ancient raised bed thingy. I think this is marjoram growing out the side. I also have a clump of healthy chives.
Today I was working in the strawberry patch. Emma decide to lie on them!!
I dug over the area on the left where the previous tenant removed a load of strawberry plants. It's VERY compacted clay soil thanks to being under flood water and membrane. I cleared away loads of dead leaves and transplanted some previously potted runners. I'll keep the strawberries this year and see how much they produce. I also cut back all the dead wood on the raspberries behind them.
And I made a batch of rhubarb chutney! I subbed raisins (didn't have any) for blackcurrants (I had some in the freezer). This really is my favourite home made chutney 😋
Stay safe and stay home everyone! 💗 xxx