After spending the morning filling potholes with the working party with my regular team of John Bachelor, our chairman, John Rowe and Trevor Cutler, (while John Lack, Mark Merritt, John Ferry and Liz Day finished off the renovation of a raised bed in the Special Needs Plot) we all joined in the Mince Pies and Mulled Wine celebrations at the Cabin. Only then was I able to get on to my plot.
All I wanted to do was finish off planting my strawberries. I had 5 'Hapil' plants which are supposed to be more drought tolerant but only space for two! However there was space for two more plants at this and so moving a couple of plants of each variety and losing one of 'Strawberries and Cream' I was able to free up 5 spots at the far end for them. It didn't take long to have everything done and the surplus plant ready to take home to put up for a hanging basket at home.
I then just had time to replenish the rat bait blocks that had been eaten and reset the trap that had been sprung but not caught the culprit.