The weather yesterday (Sunday) was absolutely lovely. It was t-shirt weather, and it was time to visit the allotment and clear the weeds from winter.
Sadly, the weeds have absolutely loved the mild winter we’ve had, and they had spread EVERYWHERE. We may be fighting a losing battle with the allotment this year. We’d already decided we were going to pull back a bit this year. We share it with some friends, but our garden was neglected last year and we want to focus on that instead. So I may get fewer allotment visits this year.
These daisies are a new addition to the weed problem at the allotment, but they’re so pretty that I will leave them! Here is a bunch peaking through the crazy paving path.
We never cleared up before winter, so there are lots of dead plants everywhere from last summer. This is what a sunflower head looks like after a winter!
Lots of insects are now waking up. This little ladybird had to be moved as that’s a weed he’s walking on!
I also found this little chap when I was clearing weeds. I think it’s a baby toad. He was tiny!
I love nettles when they’re in flower. This clump are an early source of food for insects, so we won’t clear them for a while (there are plenty of other weeds to clear!).
The rosemary bush is also in bloom. The delicate lilac flowers are very pretty.
I don’t have any photos of the allotment itself, as it’s a right mess!