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Allotment Adventures: Ma does all the work (again)

I’ve not been to the allotment since Friday, when I spent an hour harvesting and left Ma on the plot to weed. I’m doing the same thing today and at the weekend, I’ll go and do some work while Ma … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Summer Exhaustion and Autumn Planning

There hasn’t been an update for two weeks and the harvests have been crazy… So much food! This weekend we said goodbye to the french beans, the wind did for the frame and so we pulled them up. Last weekend … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Winter Squash Part One

It was quite a week for harvest! We had 17 winter squash, the first french beans, our first proper cauliflower, two patty pans, two crookneck, eight cukes (plus two that are yellow and not for eating, I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Somebody Needs a Nap

In our family, went someone is being mardy, we often say “Somebody needs a nap” One of my allotment neighbours needs a nap! First there was the ‘just say no to woodchip’ sign, which was replaced with the one below. … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: August is the month

Confession time, this has not been my best allotment year. The adjustment to the bigger plot, three months without my hardworking sidekick (Jillian, Destroyer of all Weeds) was tough just at the point that I should have been thinking about … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tidying up

The theme of my week was tidying up and it continued into the allotment. Ma and I re-purposed some furniture from the flat and re-arranged the shed. Floor space! Looking back we seem always to have a shed tidy at … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A change of plan

Last Saturday, during an epic watering session of the plot (mostly of the squash!) Ma turned around and said we should put an area to sit in next to the rose garden and pond. That part of the plot gets … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Wear a Goddamn Mask

It’s not Friday. I forgot to schedule this on Thursday night and on Friday morning, got up at ridiculous o’clock (5:30am) because I couldn’t sleep and had to go into the office. Basically, I needed to clear out my locker … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Slow

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Allotment Adventures: The Weedfinder General Returns

With the general relaxation of lockdown rules last Saturday, the allotment committee decided that people like my mum could come back in! Which we were both very excited about. Four and a half hours on the plot and I finally … Continue reading

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