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Making a new strawberry patch...

Now that the strawberries have well and truly “gone over” I decided to tidy up the patch by cutting back all of this years foliage, along the way I gathered up the multitude of runners that had developed. 167 more words


Pantry Lust

What I would give for a pantry. You can keep your en suite bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and loft conversions, I just want a secret little room to store food. 209 more words


The Raspberry Glut

It’s blissful to be back on the plot again, and I’m beginning to understand the “gluts” that people have spoken about. Our first year “in production” gave us some fruit and veg which I was thrilled with but definitely not more than we could cope with. 206 more words


Back to the plot and we were in for a shock!

We’ve had a glorious six weeks of summer holiday off including a perfect week in beautiful Crete. Here we got to sample authentic foods and relax in true Med style. 92 more words


Turn Your Soil

We  have entered that short period of time between the heat of summer baking hard our beds and autumn’s cold touch hardening the soil, so I saw the recent heavy rainfall as an opportunity to turn over a few empty beds in preparation for the new season ahead. 419 more words


Our allotment: Aug 2016

I always meant to keep taking photographs of our allotment, but somehow I never get chance. Keeping track of two children whilst one of us actually does some work on it has always kept us busy! 69 more words


Summer Leaves

It’s summer’s final push. As we harvest the last fruits of the season, it’s time to plan what to grow next as we barrel towards cooler days and colder nights. 401 more words