It’s been a great year!

Earlier this year I decided that this was going to be The year I became an accomplished carrot grower! Sounds funny I know, and its not exactly in my top three life goals, but I’ve never quite mastered growing a good carrot which bothered me! After a slow start and a few failed attempts the […]

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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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Aint nothing like the real thing!

I only managed a very brief visit to the plot last bank holiday weekend as we were out of town. Just about enough time needed to harvest a few crops (I’ve already told you of the potato disaster!) and shore up the cucumber support the recent wind had ravaged! As regular as clockwork a couple […]

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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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And breath…

So much is happening on the plot at the moment! Hooray!

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Weekend jobs, end of July!

Sunday was quite a productive, sunny day on the plot in many ways. In the morning I took part in our annual ‘plot inspection’. As a newly appointed committee member I’d not been part of this before so I really wasn’t sure what to expect but the basic premise is to ensure plots are being […]

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Vegetable tapas!

It’s been a funny old year so far. Slow growth and wet soggy ground has been my story to tell. How glorious then that we should have a couple of days of wonderful sunshine and I do hope this is the corner we’ve all been waiting to turn…. right foot forward into Summer, quick march! […]

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