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Easter Weekend Ramble in the Peaks

Normally I like to explore places using my trusty OS map, but following planned routes in my Peak District walking book really paid off. The morning walk started in a quaint village called Grindon; which was unusually busy because of the Easter service at the church. 178 more words


Thank you Allotment Helpers!

Quite a few of my friends love the idea of having an allotment but are put off by the obvious amount of hard work attached to working the land. 70 more words


Introducing the allotment and the dirty plot letter

I took on the plot in April 2012.  The weeds were up to my neck, I pulled them out.  A month later, the weeds were up to the sky.  533 more words

Strawberries and Rhubarb Bed

Some of the strawberry plants that I put in the greenhouse a few weeks ago have developed flowers already so I decided to plant them out in their designated area around my rhubarb crown. 66 more words


Cherry Blossom is Out!

Isn’t it wonderful to see so much blossom out! What a beautiful time of year! I can’t wait to get cherries off my cherry tree! Does anybody have any tips on keeping the birds away? I don’t fancy netting…..


Gertcha Rabbits!

Our allotment site is fenced with chicken wire to prevent rabbits from entering from the railway and fields beyond. As predicted, rabbits are finding ways to get in, along with deer. 218 more words


Progress so far

I thought it might be interesting to give you an idea of how the plot has evolved since we took it over in November 2012. 298 more words