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Allotment Snooping In The Snow

Winter is not letting go just yet with more snow falling over the weekend. Nicknamed ‘Mini Beast from the East’ I’d say a tame little pussy cat rocked up to Bedfordshire (at the moment anyway, fingers crossed). 190 more words


Back To The Magical World Of Allotments

After giving up my allotment a couple of years ago I began to regret my decision. I miss the allotment site and the charm and character of the sheds dotted around, even the sound of trains whizzing along the track I found strangely soothing. 433 more words


5 Easy Gardening Jobs for March

If ‘talking about the weather’ was an Olympic sport, us Brits would win gold every time. This week, whole TV schedules were given over to weather reporters, all intimidating us with updates on ‘Snowmeggedon’, while¬†social media ran amok with snapshots of snow angels and clips of puppies diving into snowdrifts. 298 more words


The Impossible Dream

When days are short and dreams are big, the battle with Old Father Time can be a frustrating one. Your need to be outdoors is often blocked by work and other daily commitments that have become increasingly heavy shackles around your neck. 325 more words


My Month as a Vegan

So January came and went, and I fulfilled my commitment to eating vegan for the month as part of Veganuary. 1,044 more words


The Awakening

It wasn’t that long ago we were scoffing mince pies and sipping mulled wine around a decorated tree, but now look at us, standing on the shoulders of a new month with ¬†spring on the horizon. 803 more words


Brussels Sprouts Slaw

Why do so many of us eat Brussels sprouts only at Christmas? If, like Ade, you grew a crop of them purely with Christmas dinner in mind, you’ve probably still got stalks of these bijoux brassicas standing proud on your veg plot, crying out to be used, and there’s… 450 more words