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Dahlias - not a vintage year..

I’ve certainly not had a great dahlia year – I’m not quite sure why, but fundamentally it was never quite wet enough at the right time so my plants are still all quite small and only really just beginning to flower. 131 more words


Making progress

One of the many passers-by commented, as I toiled on the allotment today, that I was a ‘brave lass’. I said I thought I was either brave or stupid, at which point he conceded it was probably stupidity. 909 more words

Balcony Gardening

De-weeding started

I spent about 2 hours staring to de-weed the plot, used my new shears that I got from B&Q and I think I’ve done a good job. 36 more words


Finally – after nearly a month – My key arrived. :)

But my allotment looks like this:

Anyway I did some exploring and found some interesting things: 28 more words

Getting on with life

I was sitting at my desk last week, staring at a Sanpellegrino, araciata rosso can. I simply love them (the drinks are good, but the cans are fab) They are so wonderfully reminiscent of my youth and one of my first early adventures to Italy. 692 more words


Passion for Preserving

It’s that time of year again, when the dew stays on the grass until mid-morning and the evenings start getting chilly. Despite pleasantly warm days, it’s feeling undeniably autumnal in the garden as shrubs are starting to colour and the late-season flowers are in full bloom: Aster Mönch has been at its splendiferous peak of lilac perfection for weeks, set off spectacularly by the golden yellow stars of Rudbeckia and the wands of orange and brown Crocosmia. 750 more words


Apple tree pruning

I’m just gonna come out and say that I’ve never pruned an apple tree and that I actually only found out about the whole business last spring. 167 more words