Not quitting while I’m ahead

Last year all I wanted to do was grow a carrot. They were my nemesis, my achilles heal, the thorn in my side. I didn’t need a show carrot.. nor a supermarket sized carrot. I just wanted a simple carrot of perhaps gratable size. Well let’s face it, my previous attempts had been so pathetic I’d […]

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Growing a rainbow

Ever thought about growing your own rainbow? Here’s how….

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Losetto – the star of the show!

No matter what kind of tomato you like to grow…big, small, red, yellow, striped or black, the choice is yours and it’s endless. Whether you grow them indoors or outdoors, you can almost hear a unanimous cry from every grow your own devote on the planet that tomatoes are ‘THE’ thing that you just cannot […]

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Climbing beautifully

Earlier this year I attended a wicker weaving course with the aim of making a garden obelisk. I’d always wanted one and the opportunity to require the skills to make my own, now and in the future really appealed to me. The half day course cost £35 and it was great fun. There is no doubt they […]

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Weekend update – The rough and the smooth….

I recently discovered not everything works out as expected in the life of an allottmenteer. Some crops fail, some crops thrive and some just REALLY surprise you! My surprise came in the shape of the potatoes. Well, where shall I start….let’s say it’s not gone quite to plan…! The potential was there…. But… this is […]

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Enemy No 1!

My new blog post is all about controlling slugs and snails!

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