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Allotment in March

It’s March,  and there’s sun !  What’s great about a day like this is that the alltoment looks good,  it’s warm enough to work,  and the weeds are still dormant so that there is not really that much work to do.  In the picture you can see that I have divided my allotment into four […]

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Water butts are on !

Today was the big switch on, the day when my four water butts had their taps closed to collect water for spring. I keep the taps open in Winter so that the butts stay empty and therefore don’t burst through ice expansion in cold winter weather. Even though it’s only March, I made the switch […]

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Rhubarb

It was a little wet and horrible at the allotment this weekend so I did little more than check that the weather had not damaged anything. But I was really pleased to see that the rhubarb crown was throughing out shoots. I’m not sure what to do with them, maybe a chutney, a pudding or […]

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My website launches today

It’s still very early and the website does not have much content, but today I’m launching my new website. I want to do this to help anyone who, like me a few years ago, wants to grow fruit and veg but didn’t know where to start. I’m including lots of photographs from my own plot […]

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Time for peas

Its February, but I want to try and grow peas early this year as they like wet and warm weather and I hope spring will be starting soon.  My pea net is a little damaged from last year,  giving the birds a fighting chance to skip through holes in the net.  Last year I used […]

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Sowing Onions In February

It was a rainy day at the allotment,  but after a few weeks of doing nothing but tidy up it felt great to actually put seed in the soil.  I’m trying to grow onion from seed rather than from sets, as last year my onion sets rotted over the winter months.  I’m hoping by planting […]

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Spring is coming

Daffodils are now showing in the tiny bed we have next to the house. These produce a nice display each year, always too short, but what I really like is that it announces the start of spring, of blossom and tulips, longer days and blue sky’s and even some warm weather. It’s the start of […]

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Preparing for summer fruit

It was hard work today at the allotment !  I have one strip about 2.5m wide and 13m long in which I keep all my blackcurrant,  red currant, white currant,  raspberry and goosberry plants.  The trouble is the whole strip used to be wild with brambles,  and left bare the brambles and an enormous quantity […]

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