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Small Jobs with Big Results

Finally, all my allotment plants are out of the polytunnel, and into their final growing positions. The polytunnel has been cleared, re-organised and is now filling up with tomatoes, chillies, peppers, aubergines, and even melon plants. 632 more words

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Germination Blues

It’s been a funny start to the growing season – but then don’t we gardeners say that every year, no matter what the conditions?! This year feels to have been trickier than most, however, not helped by my having been away or otherwise engaged (son’s wedding plans gathering pace…) for the last three weekends. 570 more words

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Row by row

I was thinking that after Cuba, I’d be putting the Factor 50 into the Cupboard of Useless Things until…well, my NEXT trip to Cuba, maybe? It’s not like I go warm places all that often. 464 more words

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Rich Pickings

It’s started. Goodies from the allotment are beginning to trickle into the kitchen; shelves in the fridge are now permanently dusted with earth from our freshly harvested veg, and homegrown dinners are brightening the table with increasing frequency. 315 more words

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Making Room

At this time of year, we all need a bit more space. Polytunnels are packed, sheds are full, and there isn’t enough room in the greenhouse to shake a poppy head. 456 more words

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Rites of Spring

Each season presents the gardener with a set of tasks – some more urgent than others – to perform. Spring’s to-do list can be exhilarating, as it often highlights work that allows you to contemplate future horticultural pleasures; jobs done now will, with luck and some diligence, result in beauty, bounty, harvest. 270 more words

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Green Therapy

Just before Easter a friend of ours kindly approached me to see if we would like to share their plot at the local allotment. We enthusiastically accepted and consequently, the last few weeks have seen me nipping up whenever we can spare the time to get a bit of digging in. 433 more words

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