We have a river which runs through our allotment site, it usually dries up in the summer with only a few small pools left for any wildlife. We wanted to know if there were any fish in it so we built a fish trap out of a plastic bottle and some dried mango. Dried mango works brilliantly, we tried with just bread but we didn’t catch as many.
Another great day, it was sunny and we did a lot of playing. Sticks were involved at some point and the inevitable injuries did occur.
I also managed to do a bit of gardening, mainly some weeding and got a bit of mulch down around the Raspberries and Strawberries. We are going to net them all this year so I’m hopeful for a bumper crop.
She’s a female crested newt, found under a flower pot in next doors garden. We put her back after the boys had a good look, Jesse in particular would make PG Wodehouse proud.
On the Allotment: I think the carrots might have germinated… or it might be weeds, time will tell. I think it is too cold still for them to germinate so we’ll see.
Only getting a few Burdocks coming through after all the digging. They are really relentless little buggers. 🙂
I’m still waiting on the Aubergines to germinate, and I am managing to hold off planting the cucumbers. I’ll do them at the end of March.
also went for a walk in Reydon Woods – a suffolk wildlife trust woodland. definitely going back when the blue bells are out.