The allotment is gradually drying out, it hasn't rained for a week or so and the flood water is going down now. A couple of bright Spring days last week has started things growing. This rhubarb
looks like it is ready to get going. I have given it several inches of manure mulch just to feed this greedy plant.
Despite a sustained pigeon attack earlier in the Winter, my purple sprouting broccoli
is starting to show its colours. Even though the plants had lost many of their leaves in Winter, new green shoots and tremendous growth will soon start as Spring warms them up again. The netting stays on for the time being.
All crab apples have now gone, a welcome feed for a flock of fieldfares that visited during the snow.
I did get out this week to clear up and cut back last years' growth on these Loganberries
. These new shoots will produce fruit this year. I will tie them back to the wall and give them a mulch.
My newly planted raspberry canes are showing signs of life. These new Tulameen raspberries
came highly recommended. I have given these raspberries a deep mulch covering too. Now all we need is sunshine and warmth.