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Digging it!

Late Saturday night we were digging jazz at our jazz club. Early Sunday morning we were digging soil on an allotment. Double digging at its best! At Shrewsbury Jazz Network we enjoyed a brilliant young band called the JJ Wheeler Quintet. JJ the young drummer leads the band and composes and arranges their music. We had a great night.

Sunday morning we, the Undergardener and I, woke early anticipating a mild sunny day, just right for helping out our Daughter, Jo and Son-in-Law, Rob on their allotment. After a short drive we arrived and Rob opened up the gate. Jo was elsewhere enjoying learning more about jewelry. The three of us aimed to finish preparing the plot for sowing and planting. Their plot is divided up into small beds divided by grass paths and we were determined to dig, rotovate, feed with poultry manure pellets and rake them all level.

Unfortunately I forgot that essential blogging gardener’s tool, my camera so I had to use my phone.

Jude, the Undergardener, and Rob weeding the onion bed (plus my shadow)
Jude, the Undergardener helping sort the onions, without my shadow.
Onions weeded and fed.
We finished planting and putting up supports for the new cordon apples.
We finished off the luxury insect hotel.
Success! Paths cut, edges trimmed and all beds ready for the sowing and planting season.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

9 replies on “Digging it!”

The plot looks great, neat and all set to go! Love the bug hotel!

I will be writing three blogs in the near future about our garden and wildlife, our allotment and wildlife and the wildlife garden features on our community allotment site.


More info ref insect hotels will be in 3 blogs abour gardening for wildlife planned for near future. One about our garden. one about our allotment and one about the allotment community site.

Yep, we sure can! Off for lunchtime jazz and coffee on Saturday morning and hopefully wander around someone else’s garden on Sunday. Sounds a good weekend to come.


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