August 2016

Helta-sheltas and a trip to RHS Wisley

Not going to hark on too much about the weather but really the rain storms and heat spells have resulted in lots of productive growth at the alottment. My squahes were roaming around the place, and in one of those ‘lets get things done’ moods I battled with the squashes and won!
Giving it careful thought, I wanted my squashes to end up resting in little hammocks. An unused netting pack was the perfect thing and I twisted the netting into a rope and weaved the rope into and onto the wigwam.

An undressed wigwam.
An undressed wigwam.
Ohh don't you scrub up well....
Ohh don’t you scrub up well….

Then the task of persuading four eight foot vines and their babies through the netting. It worked a treat, though I’g reccommend not wearing earings, necklace or a shirt with buttons. I spent more time disentangling myself and feared that I might actually be trapped in the netting.

The final squashy climbing frame dubbed 'The Helta-Shelta'
The final squashy climbing frame dubbed ‘The Helta-Shelta’

Other alottment news was the continuing task of getting the paths between the raised beds in order. So I picked a cool day drank Red Bull and success! I’ve only one more to go, so might leave that for winters job list.

A smarter look with bark paths.
A smarter look with bark paths.

RHS Wisley
A flying trip to Wisely with my sister to take my ninety year old mother out for an airing was lovely. Apart from the compulsory glide round the rose garden, we decided that the wheel chair needed more power that I can bodily give so decided that the downhill path nearby looked convienently interesting. So we discovered the herb gardens with an interesting thyme bed. Also a cute little garden with an interesting tree canopy.

RHS Wisleys herbs
RHS Wisleys herbs
A delightful tree canopy in a small space.
A delightful tree canopy in a small space.

Here my sister and mother waving!

Mothers cardigan blending nicely.
Mothers cardigan blending nicely.

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