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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: 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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Allotment Adventures: Nearly there

We’re nearly at the end of May, it’s been 10 weeks since the Weeder-in-Chief has been on the plot and I’m struggling to get it all done, there’s always something that doesn’t get finished because I’m sidetracked by weeding. The … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

The temperatures in London went stupidly hot last week and we had 30C and over for a couple of days so just as allotmenters started to prepare themselves for an early autumn, it was summer again. This is good as … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Expansion

I think I’ve talked a little bit about my allotment neighbour, Joe and how this year has not been a good one for him. We saw him this weekend and he told us that he’s going to give up the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Courgettes and rain and tidying the shed

So the shed is finally tidy. We have new shelves (thanks Kathy and Adam!) and new drawers (Wilko’s finest!) and thanks to lots of tidying, it’s looking tidier. Ma still thinks there is too much stuff but I think we … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A Tidy Up

I love to read Allan Jenkins’ Sunday column in the Observer about his allotment. This week, in one of the comments, someone talks about this time of year and the garden’s descent into chaos. While the plot isn’t actually in … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Maintenance

After last week’s excitement, the plot really needed some attention. As ever this time of year, both the weeds and the things you want to grow are all thriving. So we picked: beetroot, carrots, salad, gooseberries, I gave the mint … Continue reading

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