Saturday, 12 May 2018

How things change.


                         
                               

Haddock's in 2011.


Haddock's in 2018 (yesterday).

Possibly the most important change has been the erecting of the Wooly Mammoth-proof fencing, although it was surprising how little they actually ate. The fencing has also given me somewhere to drape a few over-productive vines.

The layout and size of the plot have both changed considerably since 2011, but the amount of veg' I produce has stayed much the same; more economic use of space. 

I have also added a Plum tree, a Fig, an Apricot, a Peach, and a Cherry; as well as quite a lot of soft fruit bushes.

On the right hand side (out of sight) is a stone wall running the length of the plot. In an ideal world I would have preferred a stone wall instead of the Wooly Mammoth-proof wire, but that'll have to wait until I win the Lottery! 

Haddock's is an important part of my little world; life wouldn't be the same without it. I'm thinking of building a small 'pergola' there, where I can sit, and dream, and watch the world go by (not that much does).


33 comments:

  1. Haddock's is your pride and joy...and rightly so! No garden looks that good without a ton of hard work. Bravo, Cro!

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    1. A little work every day (as long as it's not raining). The important thing is to keep on top of the work.

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  2. It all looks very good - nice sturdy posts for your tomatoes - my problem is that I Always use ones that are too small and intend to use stronger ones next year.

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    1. My posts usually end up being too short, but they are quite solid.

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  3. Wonderful, wonderful and wonderful !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I love my little patch; it makes me smile.

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  4. Our fence successfully keeps out the wooly mammoth but doesn't stop the moles who are currently trying to uproot my strawberry patch.

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    1. The Moles are really bad again this year. My usually successful traps have all failed so far. Luckily our Strawberries are in old wheelbarrows, so mole-proof.

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  5. It is a beautiful sight Cro! My father would've loved it! My parent's home has an acre of land surrounding it and my late father grew a big vegetable garden which was his joy and pride.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I quite like flowers and a tidy lawn, but best of all I love my Veg' patch (Haddock's). It's raining this morning, so things will grow!

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  6. I spit on your Haddock's three times. Impressive, especially the height of those stakes. what sort of tomatoes do you grow? I have just staked mine with little bamboo ones.

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    1. I have planted about 4 different varieties this year, a Cherry tom, Portuguese, Marmande, Russe, and a Coeur de Boeuf. I don't know if these varieties mean anything to you; probably not.

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  7. It's lovely Cro, I'd love a space like that.

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    1. It's a great spot to sit and contemplate; very peaceful.

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  8. It's a living work of art with you and mother nature the artists. It's a credit to you.

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    1. Probably more Mother Nature's work than mine. I just lend the occasional hand.

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  9. It is so green , beautiful and peaceful, I envy.

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    1. It's so quiet here; it's lovely.

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  10. A sweet post, full of relaxing thoughts. Well, relaxing until I thought about getting quotes for a stone wall, or even just a quote for the construction of a pergola.

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    1. The Pergola I would build myself. The stone wall is just a dream.

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  11. Nice view. It looks like the 2011 photo was taken a little later in May than the 2018 one.

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    1. I think they were both roughly the same date. Raining here today.

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  12. There are bends on the roads around here where it used to be safe to overtake only a few years ago, before the vegetation grew up.

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    1. Our verges desperately want cutting; the authorities are usually very attentive.

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  13. Vegetable gardens always make me happy. So much potential! -Jenn

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    1. Especially at this time of year; it's all ahead of us!

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    1. It's named after my late neighbour; too complicated to explain.

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  15. It looks compact and handsome now. The original ungainly and failed ostentatious, in comparison.

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    1. The original was certainly ungainly; she has now been tamed a bit.

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  16. Too much sitting under the pergola and not enough hoeing between the cabbages makes giant weeds grow (old English proverb)

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    1. This is what I am trying desperately to understand; I'm getting there!

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