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Allotment Adventures: Under-cultivated

It was an interesting Saturday at the allotment. We got told that this area by the rose garden and the pond, means our plot is viewed as under cultivated. The current rules are that 70% of the plot should be … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Onions

It’s my fifth year of having an allotment and for the first time, I have successfully grown onions! I’m not going to dry them for storage, we eat a lot of onions and if they last the month, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Double Jab

Happy Monday! Last week was a good week. Because Ma was here on Tuesday and Thursday, she spent a lot of time on the bus this week, and it’s difficult to be in someone else’s space when they are working. … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: You Should Probably Leave – Chris Stapleton

I love Chris Stapleton, so does my mother (she loves a man with a beard). This is just, look I’ve been on both sides of this song, I think a lot of people have..

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Allotment Adventures: Control of magpies

Yes, we’re still working on how best to stop the magpies from destroying plants. This week we’re using the potato pots! Let’s see if we can just give the plants enough time that the birds stop seeing them as a … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Rain and Shenanigans

Happy Monday! Last week started sunny but finished wet. On Friday we had a month’s worth of rain in one day (and yes I did get caught in it!). This week shouldn’t be quite as wet but I don’t think … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Magpie Mischief

Last week, I counted 10 magpies on my plot and they are wreaking havoc.. only 4 of the 10 sweet potato plants survived, several tomato plants were decapitated and they have been all over the cucumber, summer and winter squash … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Entertaining, Football and Gin

We finally have proper summer weather, it’s warm and all the windows are open and fans are being deployed. It also means that I need to water the plot more often, I’m loving the gardening videos where they talk about … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Busy

Happy Monday! Last week, I was too busy to post. Please don’t think I was being all that productive, except at work where I managed to get a whole lot of work off the to do list and on to … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Rain, Wind and Nephews

Happy Monday! This weekend, Ma and I went to Shefford. It rained but it was lovely to see the family. Since we last saw them, L’s nan has died and B has been in hospital for a non-COVID issue so … Continue reading

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