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The spring juggle

My poly tunnel is starting to fill up, trying to find a slot for a seed tray is slowing becoming impossible, I call it the spring juggle. 233 more words

Gardening

Borage Bother

The Borage on our plot has been a Rookie success so far, but this week we noticed a spot of Borage bother.  While the characteristically brilliant blue flowers are in bloom, the leaves of the plant have gone a decidedly unhealthy looking dusty white.   90 more words

Rookie

All Change

The last couple of weeks have been all about change on the allotment, as we start the planned expansion of our plot onto new ground.  Around a third of our plot has previously been covered in black plastic, and filled with Mr O’s ‘finds’ to put put to good future use.   244 more words

Rookie

Hand tools for self reliance

Obviously we don’t have electricity at the allotment so it gives me a good opportunity to bring out the non powered alternatives to power tool. I know I could use a battery drill etc but they always seem to run out of power five minutes before the end of a job. 330 more words

Allotment

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

Allotment

Quick Review: Big Allotment Challenge BBC2 Tuesday 15th April

I’d been looking forward to this series starting on BBC2, a show about the challenges of an allotment, growing your own produce and what you can make or do with it. 244 more words

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Blossom and Easter baking

Hello all,

What a gorgeous couple of days! Blue skies, green leaves and I went out in flip-flops for the first time this year! Hurrah, spring has sprung!  691 more words