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Allotment Adventures: Too hot, too sick

I wish I could say that I did a lot of work on the plot over the last week, but it would be a lie. I had a migraine on Sunday and although it was short and I was up … 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: All by myself

This week, I was abandoned by the weeder-in-chief, who seems to think she should have a social life. I don’t know, parents nowadays.. (although she spent my childhood telling us that she “was put on this earth to me, not … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Paint the Shed Grey!

This week’s allotment post will actually feature work done on the allotment! The weather gods were smiling on London and we had a clear, warmish day on Sunday. The rhubarb is finally starting to come up, it’s been on the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Mud and Rain

It rained more or less continuously on Saturday, it wasn’t really heavy rain just drizzle. The raised beds arrived on Friday and on Saturday morning, Ma and I walked them round. We had high hopes for the work we were … Continue reading

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