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Flowers in October

It was time for the autumn tidy-up this weekend as I’ll be busy for the next few weekends. Despite mixed weather – sunshine and showers – I managed to tick practically everything off my to-do list and can turn my back on the allotment with a relatively clear conscience now! 834 more words


Changing seasons

It is now truly autumn.  The leaves on the little cherry tree in the front garden have turned to fiery red.  It’s been another family focussed weekend but I had an hour or so this afternoon to do something in the garden.   85 more words

Growing Vegetables, Fruit And Flowers

Active growth at School Allotment Project

I’ve written a little about this Allotment Project before. Headed up by enthusiastic teacher Matt Willer, it provides pupils of all ages at Reepham High School and College with some extra curricular ‘outside classroom’ experience of growing food. 342 more words


Broad beans and chocolate spot

a bee pollinating a broad bean flower

chocolate spot on broad beans

Broad beans with chocolate spot

I have several different plantings of broad beans and the early ones have been affected with chocolate spot. 69 more words


A Little Bean Appreciation

Sometimes you’ve just got to take the time to really appreciate the beauty in nature. These broad beans are pink and purple they almost look magical, the colours are so pigmented and really stand out. 82 more words


Planting seedlings

2 Oct – I weeded beds 1-3 and planted out seedlings.

On the frame I tied some square grid mesh for the peas to climb.  At the base on each side of the frame I planted 3 of each Picton sno pea, dwarf maestro and Massey. 143 more words


Growing Broad Beans

Broad Beans, lima beans, fava beans and horse beans are a staple in our diet.  They are meaty, chocked full of flavor and frankly, delicious.  Do not eat them raw though… They are excellent cooked with deep flavored herbs such as sage, oregano, rosemary and thyme. 367 more words