Tag Archives: Gardening

Allotment Adventures: Ma Does All the Work

This weekend was the Ealing Half, so I was handing out water and left Ma on the plot with a packed breakfast, a flask of coffee and a worklist. She was amazing. We called time on all the summer and … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Cucumber disaster

I planted 11 cucumbers plants last week, and at this point maybe one will survive, the others are dead, look at the bed of shrivelled, dead plants. The cucamelons are looking sick too! The tomato plants are doing a little … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Planting out

This week we planted out all the things.The jury is out on how many will survive, the tomatoes and cucumbers look to be in a bad way right now. I have some spare plum tomatoes that can replace the dead … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Everything is growing but mostly the weeds

This weekend was another solo weekend at the plot for me. I don’t know what the weather did where you are but on Saturday, it rained and rained, so I stayed indoors and on Sunday after my regular dog walking … 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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Allotment Adventures: 2018

It’s January and I’m desperate for time to hurry up and Spring to spring so I can get back to growing things. However, last year I started sowing too early, so this year I’m holding my nerve and not sowing … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Morning Visits

I’ve had the plot for over a year and I have a shed but I still don’t know what I’m doing really. What I do know, is that during the growing season, you have to be present. Which means that … Continue reading

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