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Bottling that Blackberry wine

It does feel a very long time sine I posted anything that was plot and allotment related. Well, I am today.  Kind of, at least, as the blackberry wine that was made last year was finally put into bottles. 426 more words


Allotment story.....day one

So excited as today is my first official day to start on my allotment and I am going to attempt to track my progress.

I recently visited the site and see that the council have done to cut it back down to ground level to give me a starting chance, as it had been an overgrown plot, not worked for 1-2 years they believe. 48 more words


5 Reasons Why You Should Save Your Seed

Saving seed has become an important part of my allotment practises this year and I’ve come to realise that It’s something everyone should be doing! Not only are seeds themselves such beautiful things to study close up, but the more you grow and preserve your seed, you are in turn developing the variety to become better adapted to your growing in your soil and micro-climate conditions. 972 more words


Allotment Life Lessons (on learning to embrace the chaos)

If you were to ask me one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned since becoming a fully fledged allotmeneer, I’d have to say it’s that Mother Nature laughs in the face of perfectionists. 576 more words


Christmas Allotment Surprise!

After moving from a shared house with a garden into my own flat without a garden I didn’t waste any time and applied for a plot at a local allotment. 86 more words

Saturday sunny, Sunday snowy! 

It’s been a mixed weekend!! I grabbed two hours on the plot on Saturday, a sunny but cold day but a good two hours to put down woodchips onto another path then woke up to 5cm of snow on Sunday!! 18 more words


Quick Links 10th December 2017

Ever have the feeling someone is watching your every move?

It’s been a pretty busy week both with work (see below) and other stuff. Next week is looking the same (although less work related busyness and more personal stuff). 486 more words