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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Hi, welcome to blog.
I have been blogging mainly about my garden since 2008 but my proper job is in higher education administration.
I have been very lucky since I started to blog to meet lots of interesting people, learn loads about plants, and visited lots of amazing gardens. These days my posts aren't as regular as they used to be because of work commitments but whenever I come across something interesting or beautiful that I think readers might enjoy I shall try to share it with you