Tag Archives: spring

Allotment Adventures: Planting Out

We had a cold snap last week, while everything survived, the in ground potatoes got some damage, but they’ll come back. And I know there are potatoes because the fox has dug some of them up! After the frosty conditions … 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: Getting to Work

I have a confession, I’m finding all the time alone on the allotment a little difficult, I miss my trusty sidekick! So I haven’t done as much as I planned, but I have done some things, the potatoes are in … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Allotment Every Day

Last week, Monday to Friday, I went to the allotment every morning, I didn’t go on the weekend because I was feeling really puny (not at all virus related, not even a cold) so I had a weekend off and … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Social Distancing

In all of this madness, I’m still allowed to go to the allotment, so that’s good. I was there for 5 hours on Saturday and I dug a pond! It needs some planting but that can wait for a bit … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Storm Dennis

I need to start this week’s update on the plot with a tiny rant. On the 23 Jan, I ordered lots of raised beds from Primrose, three for me and seven for Dionne, they had a 2 to 4 days … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Seedlings

We’re at the point in the allotment year, when I’m either worrying about seedlings, either they’re leggy and indoors or maybe dying and outside. Either way I always feel that I’ve got it wrong and it always works out. I’m … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Pests

This week in allotment adventures the broad beans have blackfly. I can cope with having to cover all the beds because otherwise the foxes dig them up, I can more or less handle the foxes trying to treat my raised … 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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Allotment Adventures: Winter returns

Ma and I went to the plot on Sunday and it was so cold. Despite that, things were happening…Cornflowers…Carrots and radishesRaspberriesPlums The warm and then wet weather meant that the grass had gone nuts and needed cutting, so that was … Continue reading

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