Down on the Allotment

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Matron's Swag

It rained and rained and rained yesterday! Hooray! We haven't had rain like that for months. Everything has just perked up and looks a lot happier. Here is one of my leeks which is sending up a flower spike. Any day now and it will be a mass of flowers, covered in bees!

Whilst at the Chelsea flower show, I made a few purchases! I bought myself a new trug. Just the thing for bringing back fruit and veggies from the allotment.

My eyes were drawn to a stall selling hand made, carbon steel gardening tools. This is a right-handed hand hoe. Hand made by De Witt in Holland. Just the ticket for weeding between delicate plants!

18 Comments:

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Vegetable Heaven said...

I love that trug. It might have followed ME home too!

 
At 8:01 PM, Blogger Mal's Allotment said...

And here was me thinking you didn't like flowers...

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

The picture of the leek matches ( what I thought was an onion from last year) and I pulled it up today! Hoping I would let it dry in the window sill for seeds! < did I do right ? or did I do a dumb thing :o(

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I forget to say I love that little basket :o)

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Mal's Allotment said...

Now read your other Chelsea posts... with relief.

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Caro (UrbanVegPatch) said...

Ooh, feeling very envious! My favourite bit of your swag is the hand made hoe, useful and lovely! What treasure! - And wasn't the rain GREAT! Had a good downpour in NW5 too!

 
At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Damo said...

Great trug and hoe you've bought. Thank goodness for some rain at last!

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Lovely leek shot, cool tools and just back from a garden trip, I'd say its been a good week!

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Lrong said...

I am trying to grow leeks for the first time, and they are just about one centimeter 'tall' now...

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Captain Shagrat said...

Now that is a picture I would like to see, bees doing what they do best on your leeky flower head, cool

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Sue@Green Lane Allotments said...

I have a hand hoe which I find really useful too.

Why does it seem to be just us who when we get rain seem to only have drizzly stuff?

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Theanne and Baron said...

Can't wait to see the leek bloom and the bees. The trug is a great buy...a handy tote for the veggies! I like the hand hoe...for the times one wants to be at ground level while hoeing! Beautiful tool!

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger melsanford said...

That leek flower is going to be fab! Love the trug - might have to get myself one for when I've got goodies to bring home :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Hazel said...

I've not got an onion hoe so it's hand-weeding the onions for me - perhaps I should borrow one and see if I find it useful.

Enough rain to be going on with here in the Midlands - but it's too cool - my concurbits are sulking, and the french/runner beans not much better.

 
At 4:11 AM, Blogger Lexa said...

Love your goodies that you brought home, especially that beautiful trug.

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger Growth Spurts said...

I love the hand hoe, brilliant.

I am new to the world of blogging, especially about my allotment, so hello :o)

 
At 5:09 AM, Blogger Jason Dingley said...

That basket (or trug as you call it) looks like it would make a great boat. So you veg will be safe if you happen to prop it in a river :) Both items look great quality, the best way to buy things.

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger Paul and Melanie said...

That leek pic is beautiful, bet it looks lovely once it's in flower! :)

 

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