Sunday, 15 May 2011

Full Throttle

Everything in the garden, allotment and home life has been absolutely non stop. My list(s) keep growing as quickly as the weeds on my plot. Mainly I have been pricking out seedlings and potting on everything from Calendula and Nasturtiums to Ornamental Gourds. It's the first time I have grown the latter & I have lots! The germination rate of this v v cheap packet of seeds puchased from Lidl has been amazing. I am going to grow them up wigwams and arches for interest as unfortunately you cannot eat them. It will be a surprise to see what weird and wonderful fruits appear in late summer.


Curcurbits


We all had a day off from being busy and went to the annual event in my town, the Thundersprint. This is a motorcycle festival with racing, vintage bikes and entertainment where the whole town is descended upon by bikers from near and far for the entire weekend.

Thundersprint


The town is buzzing and a highlight of the event is a three lap cavalcade around the streets with weird and wacky bikes and a few scooters thrown in for the Mods.....


scooter


.... but the Rockers ruled.


Harley


Perhaps I'm biased though as in my salad days I had a motorbike.

salad box


However, I prefer my new salad days of a more gentler nature.

2 comments:

Mary Anne Komar said...

hello Miss Bird! Your garden allotment will be beautiful, can't wait for pictures. I live in Washington state U.S. close to the same growing conditions. Our cherry trees are loaded with blooms and the strawberries are flowering. We have 7 laying hens (pets) and so great compost! Haven't planted sweet peas, been to rainy. Lots of luck and sunshine to you!

The Bird said...

Hello! I would love to have chickens. My dad has some in his backgarden so I get eggs from him but he won't let me have any of his compost! (He has an allotment too) Here's wishing to sunshine for both of us. x

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