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Garden Gnome!

Back from the hospital today and been given the green light to start doing some light activity again.  My new allotment will surely kick start all that, so I treated myself to a new Gnome – and asked the children to decorate him! 7 more words


Star Trek chilli jam: orange alert

Since we have had only one  red chilli this year, we might as well jam it. Together with an orange sweet pepper and six orange hot chillies we have orange alert hot chilli jam. 15 more words


Plot - The gloves are off

Plot is the title for my photography project at the Spencer Road Allotments. Over the next year I’m setting out to document the thriving and diverse community of growers at this busy site, listen to their stories and discover more about this place.


Firestorm Runners

Since getting our allotment I have had runner bean envy of my neighbour’s runner beans.  They are pristine.  not a black fly, white fly or any fly for that matter on them.   549 more words


Sunday Squash Harvest...

Today we decided to make the most of the weather and collect our squashes ready to store away for winter.

What we collected was a bit overwhelming, we knew that the squash plant had gone crazy and climbed over half the allotment (including an entire cabbage patch), but we didn’t quite realise how many little squashes would be hiding under the leaves! 35 more words


Another Jam Recipe for the blog - Raspberry and Apple Jam

Nothing quite like raspberries, and we were recently given some by a customer who was letting them rot on the cane! They were beginning to go a little past their best, so I quickly whipped them up into some jam with some apples that I had picked that day from the allotment. 9 more words


The Calm Before The Storm

Sounds like we’re going to be having a lot of wild weather next week.  I was hoping to pop to the plot to secure things down, but I’ve not managed to get down this weekend.   78 more words