Managed a break from looking after a wife sick with a bad cold to get down to the plot this afternoon. First I delivered the fire extinguishers etc to the Cabin and checked the plots where I had been asked to do some rotavating. This and chatting with those I met used up almost half the time I had available but.......!
I started by digging over the path on the other side of the autumn raspberries, teasing out the adventurous raspberry roots. I was surprised to come across shoots of thistles still pushing up from well below spit depth. I can see me having to use spot weed killer again this summer! Fortunately the soil was drying out well and broke down quite finely.
Next time I will have to mulch over the path with horse litter to fertilise and give a good walking surface.
Anyone want a few (smallish) red onion sets?
Sorting out plastic mini-bottles and poles to mark the row ends from the greenhouse, I came across a mouse nest in the materials which I had hung from the framework but had fallen down onto the ground. I need to do a tidy up before things get too messy! Using the greenhouse as storage is a real waste!
Looking round at the end of the session I noted that the Phacelia Green Manure had finally begun to succumb to the winter and frost.