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Feed the Bees

Last year at my allotment I planted a border of lavenders and added some french marigolds. The bees went mad for them, so this year I’ve planted more marigolds, and the lavenders, which were rejects from The Experts job, have been rejuvenated after a good trimming.


Allotment -a year on

Ok, I’ve neglected my blog for the past year but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy.

On the allotment we inherited some fruitcage frames, but no netting. 97 more words


Midsummer Madness

You can tell the holiday season is almost upon us when you’re rushing frantically to get everything done before you go away. Gardeners should really probably take their holiday out of season, as spring/summer is such a busy time of year in the garden! 371 more words


I'm Back, Baby!

That’s right, yesterday was the big one. A whole day of RHS exams, but I survived and lived to tell the tale! 

Over the last few weeks I’ve found myself increasingly removed from the world, locking myself away with nothing more than a stack of RHS books and notepads filled with illegible scribbles which I’ve made in class over recent months. 226 more words


Windy ridge

This is the description I saw a facebook friend (and fellow allotmenteer) use to describe where we live. It’s entirely appropriate, and the plot is certainly feeling the effects this year. 264 more words


Long Road to Ruin...

Yes, it’s an awesome song and I love Dave Grohl…but it’s also the path I feel I may have taken.

May 15th

When I first met my allotment… … 242 more words

Life Loves

Strawberry Time

This week the strawberry bed on the allotment has gone crazy.  It started ramping up last week.  This is the second batch this size this week and there will be another lot in a day or so. 115 more words

Food And Cooking