After the rains at the begining of last week I have finally managed to get into Plot 13 and see what there is as I hacked away at the new plot with my new best friend - a sharp big reaping "axe"!!! It looks like a long handled machete!! Unsurprisingly we managed to get through the 4ft stinging nettles, small trees, brambles and bushes with ease!!
After having a good afternoon of hacking I discovered a few hidden gems in amongst the undergrowth including some large fruiting gooseberry bushes, lots of raspberry canes (lookin a little less than healthy) and some fruiting redcurrant bushes too!
What is a puzzle is the two large bushes that are in the middle of my patch - am not sure what these are at all. The photograph (left) shows them so if you have any ideas please let me know!! :-)
My new best friend was wielded well - but I did suffer with a few blood drawing scratches, stings and blisters - but thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!! :-)
A nice Chinese lady, fellow tenant, came over to introduce herself to me and tell me that it was worth speaking to "Paul" as he would clear the site and rotavate it for £25.. Now I am not adverse to some hard work but that sounds like a bargain to me!!
Not sure what to do with the fruiting discoveries - should I dig them up and replant them or just take them out and replace them with fresh stock?? Decisions, decisions....
After all the hard work and effort that went into the session I was very disheartened by the look on the before and after photos!! It does look better in real-life... But am thinking I may spend the £25 to see the results quicker - I want to get growing!!!!!! 0:-)