Yay, I’ve finally done it! Apart from a few Sunflowers, which I’ll put in this week, everything I sowed is finally in the allotment, or in their final place. I never thought I’d actually get there, but I have. Now all that is done, I can concentrate 100% on weeding, watering and harvesting. With all the rain over the past few weeks, the weeds have really taken ahold. So I’m going to put a stop to that as soon as possible. Emily came up to the allotment with me again today. She stayed for a couple of hours before heading back home for lunch. I stayed on for a bit longer. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from home to my allotment, so it’s not far. During the morning Emily suddenly said “Mum what’s that?” I looked up and saw thousands (I’m not kidding) of flying things. I wasn’t sure at first what on earth they were. They were too big for flying ants, and anyway it’s not the right time for them to come out. The flying ants usually happen from the end of July to the end of August, depending on the weather. These were a lot bigger. I suddenly realised that it was a swarm of bees! I shouted “Quick in the greenhouse!” We both dashed inside and closed the door. None had got inside, and most importantly none of us got stung. I think they were Honey Bees. A swarm of bees does look nasty, but they’re unlikely to sting you when they’re in a swarm…apparently! Within a matter of minutes they were gone. Where they came from we don’t know. We could hear someone chainsawing a tree, so maybe they came from there? Where they went? We don’t know that either. But once they’d gone, we came out of the greenhouse and continued with where we’d left off from. I harvested the first of my Garlic and Spring Onions. I then planted out my Leeks (everything is in!), and then I continued with the systematic weeding of each bed. Emily cut some grass and did some weeding and assisted with the planting of the Leeks. It’s very useful to have her around.