Wednesday 17 March 2010

Haddock's lies fallow.

This is Haddock's; my vegetable garden. As you can possibly see, it is in the form of a large capital D, with small sections from both the top and bottom separated from the larger middle section by two grass paths. The plot slopes gently down towards the south.

I have always planted fruit trees to celebrate the births of my grandchildren; putting them in the ground as close to the actual moment of birth as possible (regardless of weather). Three (of the four) are planted at Haddock's. A Cherry, a Plum, and an exceptionally large Walnut. The fourth, a Pear, is up by the house.

For ease of description, the three sections of Haddock's are known as Upper Haddock, Middle Haddock, and Lower Haddock. Between the veg' patch and the house is a very small paddock that is amusingly called Haddock's Paddock. I know......

Upper Haddock is where I usually grow Butternut Squash and Courgettes. Middle Haddock is home to all the bog-standard veg's. And Lower Haddock is occupied by perennials; Vines, Globe Artichokes, Raspberries, Black Currants, etc.

Mid-day and afternoon temperatures are rising fast. It may not look like it from the photo, but I have now managed to rotovate almost the entire plot, and I can't wait to get on with this year's plantings.

As is traditional, spuds will go in on Good Friday; the same time as Red Onions.

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  1. Looks very neat and tidy - like the dry stone walls.

  2. ...and I've only just started.

  3. Haddocks lies 'fallow'? What kind of a deer was it that startled you? (sorry for the poor link...) Red Onions - now you're talking.


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