I don't know about you but I could quite get used to these four day weekends. Taking advantage of the holiday we went down to Horsham to my brother and sister in-laws for a Royal Wedding street party. They're lucky enough to live on a lovely street where they're always doing 'community' events like BBQ's and parties so it really was the perfect place to be for an event like this.
We even had a visit from the local police and fire brigade who seemed to just pop round to enjoy the atmosphere and let the 'kids' clamber all over the fire engine.
Back at home the allotment is progressing along nicely, I'll do a proper plot update later this week, but the most exciting gardening related event of the weekend happened when we found a bargain in the Horsham branch of Wilkinsons. Sat amongst the end of season bargains was a Chardonnay grape vine, priced at just under a fiver. We'd been contemplating getting a vine earlier in the year but for whatever reason it didn't happen but this seemed too good a deal to turn down. So we pounced!
It was looking a bit sorry for itself but it's perked up no end now it's sat in the greenhouse at home. It'll stay there till next weekend when I get chance to prepare some space for it and plant it out. I know it takes years to establish a vine but at least now we're on the way.
The other thing we're thinking of getting is a fruit cage for the allotment. There are loads of companies online offering them for sale and the price seems to vary quite considerably, so we were wondering if any of you lovely people out there had any recommendations for companies you've purchased cages from or tips on what to look out for when buying...