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Bucketfuls of Blackcurrants

It’s that time of year again – blackcurrant time !
I’ve picked several kilos of berries off just two bushes.
To avoid the sore back, I’ve adopted the picking method of cutting off all the most heavily laden branches from the bush, then picking the berries of these branches whilst comfortably sat at the garden table with a nice glass of chilled Picpoul de Pinet ! 90 more words


Wautoma Cucumber

We took another step closer to reclaiming our allotment from the ravages of nature last week.

One end of it is still a jungle, albeit a tasty jungle that has a tangle of strawberry plants and raspberry canes among the bindweed and other unwanted unidentifiables. 431 more words



I can’t get over how picturesque our allotment is. I mean look at it, doesn’t it just seem like it’s out of a film set or something! 51 more words


Very Hungry Caterpillars

Found these hairy blighters nomming my tomato plants today. Any idea what species they are?


Costoluto Genovese vine tomato

My first tomato fruit has formed, and though many of us would have put our money on it being a good old Gardener’s Delight, it’s Costoluto Genovese that has dropped the first fruit. 166 more words


Touts les manges (touts)!

One of the great advantages to having an allotment over a garden is that you get to nose at what everyone else is doing. To a gardening novice this is actually supremely useful – for instance, nobody else has tried growing mange tout on bean poles. 153 more words


Courgettes are go!!

Soooo we returned to the allotment the next day and found this bad boy:

It’s insane how fast they grow – left any longer and I think we might have had a marrow! 48 more words