I am no good at keeping diaries but thankfully I take the odd photograph on most of my visits using either a my camera or mobile phone. So today I shall just briefly update from the camera's memory :
The 5th April saw the beginnings of the edging around the path . Originally I was going to purchase decking but then that would defeat the whole austerity thing and so a solution was found in using old wooden pallets - I even managed to re-use the nails too. The woodstain however was bought on sale at £2.39 for a 5 litre tub.
By April 9th the task was completed all the way to the entrance of the shed.
On the 10th I attached some of the orange safety fencing I had been given to the path edging . This has a dual purpose - to keep the dog from going on the plants and something to attach butterfly nets to in order to protect the crops . Sadly if the path was fenced on both sides the wheelbarrows would become too wide.
On the 12th April I finally removed the last compost heap from our backgarden and gave it a new home at the allotment . The contents were put into trenches and pits that had been dug ready for runnerbeans later on in the year.
On the 17th I harvested my first lot of Rhubarb , the second lot was to be harvested on the 30th