Today we braved the snow and floods up at our allotment site and went for a walk around to look at what turned out to be a very different world to the one we usually see. The pictures illustrate just how long it may be before we can get any gardening done up there. We still have root crops in the ground – in December it was too wet to get on the soil and now it is all under the white stuff.
Here is the actual green bench that inspires the name of my blog.
The scarecrows remain on duty whatever the weather and shrug off the snow and ice.
Wheelbarrows wait patiently.
The plots have a forlorn look but beneath the ice and snow the soil is waiting – waiting for a little more light, more heat from the sun and plenty of evaporation to lessen the moisture content.
The Winter Garden is full of interest.
The contractors preparing our site extension in the adjoining field were toiling away in the snow, ice and waterlogged soil. They are putting in drainage and clearing out an old pond to create a wildlife pond for us all to enjoy. The ground they overturn presented birds with a rich feeding ground. Blackbirds, Redwings, Fieldfares, Jays, and Thrushes both Song and Thrush revelled in a fresh supply of worms and ground creatures.
11 replies on “Allotments under Snow”
Nice pictures. Spring will be welcome when it shows up. Is this unusual to have lots of snow?
Whether we get snow or not is totally unpredictable. Some years we get virtually none whilst other years give us way too much!
Now this looks like my garden! Except, I don’t have a scarcrow, but maybe I need one because it looks like a sentry guarding the allotment. 🙂
They don’t keep the snow away though!
I see a little bit of new growth on one of those bushes! I love the hat on your scarecrow. I think I’ll make a scarecrow for our vege garden….they are so cute!
One of the scarecrows on our site looks more pregnant each day which is a bit worrying!
Great pics, love the red coming through in the winter garden!
Wonderful – turns it all into abstract compositions! I didn’t realize there was more snow – we haven’t got it here.
Our snow has disappeared already. We actually worked on the site community borders in sunshine. Cold still though!
Beautiful black and white with bits of colour – love these snowy photos. My favourite is all the wheelbarrows! 🙂
Thanks. The wheelbarrows have reappeared now – we actually used them today.