Tag Archives: Allotment

Some things just will not die.

Take the polytunnel tomatoes, for example. They’ll never win prizes, but I admire their tenacity at surviving the year. I’ve decided to turn it into a sauce and, quite literally, bottle it. (There are so few that it’ll be taking the … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Sun(flower)

I went to the allotment and assisted (held things) while someone who knows about these things taught me how to make a rectangular or square raised bed.* The wooden slats I saved from my old bed have now come together … Continue reading

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Doing it Properly. (Sort of.)

I managed to get up to the allotment almost every day last week, but have almost entirely failed to take any more pictures because I’m always visiting during the increasingly short bit of daylight between me finishing work and sunset. I’ll try to … Continue reading

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The very next day.

Two days in a row – this is a new personal best! Yup, I’ve been back to the allotment and pulled more weeds, tied up some tomatoes and taken some photos of things I spotted. First, having weeded the area … Continue reading

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How Not to do an Allotment Part 2

If you haven’t read and ignored all my instructions from part one, then go back and read it immediately. You’re not remotely unprepared enough to fail at allotmenteering. If, however, you’ve been there and not done that, read on. June … Continue reading

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Stuff in my Garden

Ahead of splitting up my growing collection of plant life between family and allotment, I wandered round the garden this morning with camera in hand. Some things, in particular, I wanted to document, in an attempt not to do things … Continue reading

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It is done. (It is so not done.)

It’s taken a while, but finally – finally – there are signs of things growing on the plot which aren’t thistles or comfrey. Last night, I finally managed to plant (just as the sun set) my remaining golden courgettes and a … Continue reading

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