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Autumn on the Allotment

I love the look of this gone-to seed globe artichoke and it will be great food for the birds …

Incidentally these artichokes are easy to grow from seed but they must be allowed to form substantial plants before planting in the ground. 275 more words


Digging in the dirt

The best de-stresser as far as I’m concerned. Go dig in the dirt.

My allotment has been a bit crowded of late, due to a really successful winter crop, so it’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to get ‘the big fork’ out. 198 more words


A visit to Oaklands Street Community Garden

On Friday a group of us from Beelarong went to Oaklands Street Community Garden at Alexandra Hills in Brisbane. Click on the links to learn more about this community garden, and lots of… 260 more words

Going batty

I was lucky enough to be able to enlist the help of another kind colleague on the allotment this week. She was most helpful, because there’s a corner I’ve been ignoring because it contains the remains of a pigeon, and when it comes to ex-animals, I’m useless in every way, so went firmly into denial (I guess that’s what a lifetime of vegetarianism does to you). 699 more words

Balcony Gardening


At the start of September we had a slight blip in the weather, and suffered around two weeks of damp, chilly, rain-filled days.

And this happened. 312 more words


A cake for late summer

I’m not one for cakes, but having had a bumper crop of raspberries this year I am running out of ideas. I’ve got jars and jars of jam, litres of raspberry vodka waiting patiently for Christmas to arrive and a freezer full of whole raspberries and coulis. 173 more words


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