Seeds, Awards, Ice, Parquet

We have 22 celeriac seedlings! Can you see them? Don’t worry if you can’t, it’s not your eyes, they are incredibly tiny, spindly things (can that be right?)

Anyway, going from the miniscule to the hefty, here’s a picture of the ‘parquet’ going down in front of the shed – it’s old bits of fence post (some of them have hefty nails hammered flat on the side that’s sunk in the sand) painted with whatever dribs and drabs of woodstain happened to be lying around. It looks wonderful, if I say so myself, and turned out to be a great way to use up bits of wood that would otherwise be burnt or go to landfill.

And from the hefty to the strange … there was a defunct wormery on the plot when we arrived, and this weekend we found this strange ice had formed on top of it water in it – now these shapes aren’t in any way part of the wormery so we don’t know why they happened. Ghost worm art, maybe?

Now then, how’s your plot? Because it’s that time of year when nominations are made … The Observer has a new Ethical Garden category which you can enter, online, until March 9th and somebody gets to win a £500 voucher for Hen and Hammock, which I assume isn’t a pub, nice though that idea is. Anyway, it’s a chance for those of us who care about sustainability and the environment to get our gardens and/or recreational gardens (that’s what allotments can be classed as if they are not primarily used for crops) into the public eye.

If it appeals to you, then you can enter or nominate somebody else here. And I wish everybody the very best of luck!

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Blogger The Stylish Gardening Blog said...

parquet - that's so beautiful!

February 13, 2009 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Lindab said...

Good for you growing your celeriac from seed. I'm afraid I've taken the easy way out this year.

Could you possibly have the only allotment to have a parquet floor?

February 15, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Parquet is only the beginning, wait until you see our chandelier!

February 19, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

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