Firstly, a little story about ignorance…
We’ve got a neighbour who had a beautiful little apple tree in their garden. It wasn’t very old, maybe ten years, but it gave a little fruit every year that was passable. What was very nice is that some branches hung over our back fence and we’d eat the apples that dropped into our garden. Very neighbourly as we’d bring the woman who lived there a bottle of wine every now and again.
Anyway, we got home one day to witness the son chopping it down. Charlotte was very upset because the tree was like a family member and she decided to displace her rage by planting a couple of apple trees in our garden, which is not big. Her mum, Jane, left her a couple of really beautiful Italianate terra cotta’s that just seemed ideal. We, of course, used Wonderpost to help the trees feel comfortable in their new home.
So not really a tale of the allotment, but perhaps in the spirit of the allotment, and a tale of hope in the face of ignorance. I mean, chop down an apple tree, really!!!
Yes, our first Strawberries are now live on the Wonderpost fortified side of the allotment.
Not ready to eat yet but looking very, very Strawberryish!!!
It’s not often we re-publish other peoples blog posts, but when I was thinking of writing a post about ‘Soil Improvement’, an enormous subject at the best of times, I started to do some research and came across this wonderful article in Gardeners World. Simply titled ‘How to improve your soil‘ it was such an easy, informative read, I’ll just re-publish it, because I can’t do any better.
I’ll just give you the soil improvement preamble and then link to the article and the author:
Plants need good soil conditions if they are to give the best results. Improving the soil with plenty of organic matter in the form of compost helps drainage and aeration on heavy soils and conserves essential moisture on light ones.
Things are getting tough down at the Wonderpost allotment; not only is the Sun shining, but the horses are having to do a bit of weeding. This is all good because judging by the looks of those Onions and Garlic plants something is going well.
Perhaps this is just another example of teenage ingenuity? you know the old saying “you can lead a horse to the allotment, but you can’t make it weed”, it’s not true as you can see.
And don’t forget the Wonderpost allotment is 100% powered by Wonderpost Farm Fresh Compost – the 100% Natural Soil Improver now available in nice big bulk bags.
Many thanks to Gillian from Grundisburgh for sending us this picture of Wonderpost Organic Banana Tomato Legs (the Yellow tray) growing in a mix of Wonderpost Farm Fresh Compost, and our Professional Potting Blend.
It’s great to see our customers growing their own food and helping reduce our enormous Carbon footprint, whilst being able to enjoy a delicious Tomato or two, or three, or four…
Thanks again Gillian