finally it was D-day for the brick greenhouse ! My allotment site was recently awarded two grants for the provision of skips so with this in mind it seemed the perfect time for Demolition mayhem.
We spent yesterday emptying it - no mean feat !
and then today the demolition began in ernst. It didn't take much persuasion for the roof to come down.
the local inhabitants were a little reluctant to leave ...
the brickwork although not in the best condition is still pretty solid.
We took a car load of rubbish to the tip and have another lovely pile waiting for the next skip on site (isn't it funny the things you get excited about).
You wouldn't believe the size of the bonfire we'll be having at some stage though !
Still lots to do. No idea yet what we'll do with all those bricks - or where we'll put them ! God they are heavy.
It finally stopped raining in Sheffield ... hurrah ! I took the opportunity to have a good look round the plot.
My carrots and beetroots are loving the rain - they are big and beautiful ! My beans are also loving the rain. Courgettes are good, however, I think my squashes would like a little more sun, but they are OK for now - well apart from my lovely turks turban looks to have rotted in all the rain and the slugs have moved in - grrr. My cauliflowers have been ruined by the rain - so far my cabbages and broccoli look OK.
In the greenouse, my tomatoes are lovely - the plants I would say are my best ever, although they are not as tall as they are usually. Lots of tomatoes though - yum. I think my early watering strategy and then the magic chicken poo has worked wonders. My melon died tho - I wonder why ... and I only have one pathetic sized pepper - although in fairness it did go in very late. My lovely chillies that I bought from the plant sale have been eaten along with my marigolds. Still - got nice tomatoes :)
The birds look to have beaten me to the blueberries - there were about half left ... just enough for Blueberry icecream !
The blackberries are lovely - time for the ever gorgeous blackberry and almond meringue cake.
yes, this is stupid cat no. 3 stuck up a tree. Stupid cat no. 2 got stuck on the kitchen roof last night. Stupid cat no. 1 looks pretty bright in comparison