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First Allotment Day

A couple of happy hours at the allotment, just laying out where things will go. It was a useful exercise as I changed the plan several times. 10 more words


On Pots and Beans

Here’s a quick update on the ‘Fire Station’ pots finished with the gold lustre on the neck, which are currently on display at ArtSpring Gallery… 316 more words

Pottery And Art

Kitchen Garden re visited

So 3 months ago I bid a sad fair well to the walled kitchen garden, it was a sad day today o see it go but due to changes I couldn’t keep it on. 218 more words


Leek and potato soup

From the garden to the plate- this leek and potato soup is exactly that.

Today we went to the allotment with an aim- to harvest leeks and anything else necessary for the setting’s most beloved soup. 169 more words


Allotment Adventures: Getting on with it.

Allotment gardening is much like anything else, you plan, you do, you revise your plan and sometimes it seems likes it’s never going to come together and you’ll spend ages doing one thing and getting nowhere and sometimes it’ll all come together. 360 more words


Diary: A plot of time

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has… 711 more words


The Marvellous Insanity

There are jobs to be done.

That’s the marvellous insanity of the human race, but especially so if you are an allotmenteer.

We are in some desperate haste to get the potato crop in: there is blight on the site (is it not inevitable, given that crops have been grown there – and intensively for over a hundred years?), the weather is getting wetter, and we have insidious keel slugs that, given time damage every tuber without appearing above ground (like Satan’s unterseebooten waging a campaign to deny us Picassos and Arran Pilots). 557 more words