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Allotment Adventures: Berries

This week, I’ve been solo on the plot and we’re at the stage of the year when I’m all about watering, collecting fruit and tending to my tomatoes. At the weekends, especially when I’m on my own, I start with … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Hot and Cold

It feels like in the last couple of weeks we’ve had all the weather. It’s been very hot and sunny and also (Sunday I’m looking at you!) unseasonably cold and miserable. The plot is looking ok for it though. I … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: It was my idea

June is one of the best months in the garden, it’s not producing loads but the berries are starting, it’s all looking green and and if you have them, the flowers are blooming. It’s also really busy. For the first … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Anniversary

Saturday marked six years of having the plot. It’s been a ride. Six years ago, it was a half plot. It had a plum tree, two rhubarb crowns, some raspberries, lots of metal pipes and weeds, lots and lots of … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A Surfeit of Tomato Plants

This week, I started to pot on the tomatoes. I thought I was being restrained. Reader, I was not. Eight small pots turned into 71 seedlings and I have one more pot to go but I’ve run out of compost. … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Watering

We hit the allotment on Monday. We had a small list and as is the way with the plot, we did loads but not all of the things we planned on. Firstly, the water has been switched on which is … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tiptoeing through the Tulips

Last weekend we had strange weather. We were on the plot on Saturday and it was sunny, then snowy. I’m not a person who skis, so wearing sunglasses as it snows is not an experience I ever expected! Anyway, Saturday. … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Spring

Although I’ve not been talking about the plot, we have been doing things on it. We swapped the position of some of the compost bins and storage, because something was digging up the middle compost bin and depositing it all … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: 2022

There was no allotmenting last weekend so instead of writing about what I did, I thought it might be useful to talk about the coming season, what we want to grow etc. We are going into this season with more … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: On Track and a Bit Tidier

This week we went to the allotment and did something that wasn’t just collection or construction (although there was some of both!) It’s tough on the allotment right now, everything is brown and damp and we do have things growing … Continue reading

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