Category Archives: Gardening

Crafting with the nephews

So a weekend with the boys. Activities for them are tricky because one is 8 (going on 15) and the other is 2 and a half (and into everything except having dirty hands!). I make them sound awful but actually … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Fairweather Allotmenting

I had high hopes that this weekend would be the weekend that we really got to grips with the allotment work. But the rain the day before and the wind on Sunday were not fun. I’d been on a 3 … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: It’s raining, it’s pouring

It rained for most of the weekend. So we went to the plot to check damage and re-up the bird feeders. Then we planned. We worked out want we want to grow and then went through all the seeds we … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Allotment: It’s that time of year

There is so much food coming off the plot this year. Last year, I had an abundance of courgettes and documented a couple of ways to use them. There was pickle, cake, pizza and caviar. The cake and the pizza … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Cut your losses

This was the week I decided that it was ok to stop doing something if it wasn’t doing well. That thing was the boston squash. I had put what I thought was 2 baby blue hubbards in the box to … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Bank Holiday Fun

I was at the allotment every day over the Bank Holiday Weekend all four days and we still didn’t do everything we planned to. Here’s what did get done. Ma and I Heath Robinson-ed a cage for the gooseberries from chicken … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Baby I’m Back

After last week’s gloom, I gave myself a good talking to and got back to work. I tackled that rubbish heap and we dug out all the weedy bits. We’ve covered it and I’m going to plant squash straight through … Continue reading

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