Category Archives: Allotment

Gardening Myths & Misconceptions – A Book Review

I firmly believe that a lot of garden lore derives from job creation for the legions of under gardeners that used to exist.  I have a habit of doing gardening jobs as and when they occur to me and I … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to the allotment

Any one who has read this blog over the last couple of years will know I acquired an allotment in 2010.  A virgin site, basically part of a field which had previously been used for livestock.   As you can see … Continue reading

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Dear John….The Sequel

The other day I wrote a post while trying to work through some thoughts about my allotment and it seems to have struck a chord with many.  I talked about how I was struggling with the allotment mainly due to … Continue reading

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Dear John…..

Yesterday I read a lovely post on WellyWoman’s blog which was a Love Letter to her allotment written especially for National Allotment Week. WW’s plot is exactly the same size as mine and like  me she  has  had it  for … Continue reading

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Courgettes are Go!

Its July down the allotment and despite the rain and low temperatures we have been having it’s not doing too bad.  As you can see the courgettes have started to fruit.  The one above is Courgette Floridor and I have … Continue reading

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More jam from the plot

It’s funny how the smallest achievement can give you a huge sense of satisfaction and bring a smile to your face.  Making four jars of strawberry jams was one of those achievements. This is the second lot of jam this … Continue reading

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June Veg Patch

I picked my first  2 strawberries today – well I say 2 but one of them isn’t really fully ripe.  The trouble is I also removed 5 half eaten strawberries from the plants which I am presuming the birds have … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Harvest Day – June 2012

I have been doing regular posts on the allotment but I thought it might be interesting to join in with the Garden Bloggers Harvest Day meme hosted by Barbie and Christine. However, despite it being June the cold weather we … Continue reading

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Allotment Year – April 2012

I had a very soggy visit to the allotment yesterday.   It was a case of having to go as I hadn’t visited for just over a week and as I am away next weekend it would be another 7-8 days … Continue reading

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A Wet Easter

Whilst I have been looking forward to a long weekend in order to potter in the garden and tackle the allotment (note the difference in the choice of verbs!) I have to admit I am relieved we have had so … Continue reading

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