The year of the carrot cont….

So here we are….. poised for greatness! D-day was Thursday as I took an extra day’s holiday ahead of the Easter break and I’m very glad I did as it was pretty much the perfect blue sky spring day with temperatures around 12o. I also managed to avoid storm Katie! My sowing method: Last Autumn […]

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Learning to Thrive!

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic training course run by Thrive called ‘Step into social and therapeutic horticulture’. If you have not heard of Thrive before then in a nutshell they are a leading UK charity who use the medium of social and therapeutic horticulture to bring about positive changes in […]

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The year of the carrot!

I don’t think there is anything more satisfying, having carefully preparing the perfect seed bed and selecting the exact variety that is going to do well in your type of soil than spending the long warm sun drenched days of summer knowing that your perfect specimens are safely tucked up in their bed just waiting […]

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The really wild show!

As inner City allotments go I think ours has a really good selection of visiting wildlife. Apart from the rather fluffy black and white cat who’s owner regularly brings down for the day, we also have lots of animals you would generally associate with a healthy eco system. Birds, foxes, squirrels, newts, lots of beneficial insects […]

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What will the future bring?

It’s that time of the year again when I find myself daydreaming about how the plot might ‘be’ this year. Will it be fertile? Will it be productive? What will fail? What will thrive and what might be this year’s real successes? It’s not normally too long before my attention is drawn to that magical first year […]

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