There was a pile of old wooden fence panels at the end of the garden, so this week I took advantage of the dry weather to have a bonfire.
So yesterday on Ash Wednesday I had a lovely pile of wood ash to collect.
Wood ash is a great source of Potash
for the soil. Wood ash is a good tonic for the soil, especially around fruit trees and bushes. So out I went around apple trees, loganberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and rhubarb.
There are signs of the rhubarb crowns
breaking the surface of the soil.
Yesterday was a bright, sunny day and I managed to get some weeding and digging done out on the allotment.
But I was being watched! This fox was laying on the shed roof taking advantage of the warm sunshine.
The growing season is just about to start, so I bought a few bags of seed compost to get going with a few early sowings in the heated propagator in the greenhouse. Here we go!