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Tackling the Brambles, Part One

…part one of several hundred, sadly. Probably. While we haven’t attempted to measure how much of the far end of our allotment is taken over by towering brambles, it’s possibly around 20 square metres, and they reach heights of well over 8 feet. 291 more words


Garlic Drama

I’ve not grown garlic before but thought I’d have a go this year. I started some Casablanca bulbs in modules at the same time I started the onions and popped them in. 183 more words


Allotment Adventures: Friday Fun

The beginning of last week was so hot I was on the plot every day and because I actually had something to do on Saturday, I didn’t go on the weekend.   320 more words


Bursting into life

If you read my last post, you will know how much I love this time of year on the allotment. Its just incredible to see the changes each day. 581 more words


Bloom Cycle

Yesterday we pruned all flowers and buds from the roses. Hopefully they will flower in time for the wedding! Ammi, Sweet Peas and Cosmos all flowering already which is great.

Come on Polly!

Popped down after work to check on Polly. Here she is. No signs of chicks yet. If nothing happens by tomorrow we are unlikely to get any despite Polly’s excellent work

Onions are doing well and potatoes are dying back

It’s been least three weeks and probably the hottest temperatures for 40 years and I’ve not been able to make it down to the allotment at all. 184 more words