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Spring up

The sight of asparagus spears poking up from the earth is a wonderful moment in the gardening year. The tips emerge looking like something prehistoric; reptilian heads covered in overlapping scales tinged purple, sniffing the air. 213 more words


It's been nearly two weeks

It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve been to the allotment: it’s been nice weather. Easter holidays away. It looks like the hard work I had put in before going seems to have paid off because the allotment is doing really well without me. 193 more words

A Year in the Allotment: Spring

This is the first of a seasonal series on our first year on the allotment. We took up residence in January this year of a run-down little plot just 2 minutes walk from our house. 286 more words


Ticking over

Today’s the PERFECT day for going on the allotment. The kale’s flowered which isn’t ideal but not the end of the world as it’s proving popular with the bees. 364 more words


Sunday Brassica Bed Work

So Sunday morning comes around, and it’s allotment time.

The sun was out but there was a cold breeze, but Sunday morning allotment time means I can put the radio on and listen to BBC Essex Quest. 113 more words


Ready, Set, Grow!

After holding off for a couple of weeks since the start of April, I finally took the plunge this week and sowed my Giant Pumpkin… 259 more words



Ah well we have been distracted a great deal since Christmas. No excuses really. However, a season of adventure in the outdoors is upon us and I thought we would just jump back in! 196 more words