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Allotment Adventures: Winter Work

Last weekend was probably the most work we’ll do on the plot until Christmas but the winter work continues. I really enjoy the more relaxed pace of winter, we don’t have to spend all day on the plot but the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: We built compost bins

We finally got the compost bins built this week! They are not straight but they are built! That done, I got on with cutting down the autumn raspberries and removing the summer one. Ma got on with weeding the area … 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: 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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Allotment Adventures: Struggling a tiny bit

Despite the glorious weather, I’m still trying to summon my energy for the work, I’m feeling listless and uninspired. With the bank holiday and extra days off, in addition to being home all the time, I’ve completely lost track of … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Autumn Work

We got to the plot on Sunday and found it pretty unchanged despite our neglect of it last week. There is a temptation in the autumn, as the plot calms down to be done with allotment work, I know that … 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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Allotment Adventures: Plant Sparta

It’s that time of the year when I plant all the things out and then worry. After last week’s great planting out, there where some plants that didn’t cope. I’m not sure about some of the cukes, two of the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Three years later and it’s looking pretty good…

The joy of a bank holiday is that we got two trips to the plot this weekend. Apparently, it’s been the coldest May bank holiday on record and I can believe it, it’s hard to imagine that Easter was the … Continue reading

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