Cold Enough For Snow

Snow arrived last night, just a light covering and I can't say I'm surprised to see it. For many days now it has been bitterly cold, Storm Arwen arrived Friday night and blew away by early hours of Sunday which ended up being a beautiful sunny day, but oh so cold. Luckily no damage was … Continue reading Cold Enough For Snow

Dahlias, Beans and Drama Queens

One job I just had to get done this weekend was cut the dahlias down and cover with a mulch. I decided to leave my dahlias in the ground over winter, a combination of being lazy and pure curiosity. A bit more of the lazy if I'm being completely honest. I also got my broad … Continue reading Dahlias, Beans and Drama Queens

A Windy Day on the Allotment

I went to the allotment early this morning to get the garlic planted, it was sunny but with a biting wind to put a chill in your bones if you stood idle too long. Allotment chats with other plot holders were quicker than usual today. It was such a good year for garlic on our … Continue reading A Windy Day on the Allotment

Allotment Buddy

Frosty mornings for most of this week so I thought I'd pop to the allotment to check things over. I took my dog with me seeing as I wasn't planning on doing any real work, just a potter around really. Boudica is very well behaved at the allotment but soon gets bored, quick visits are … Continue reading Allotment Buddy

Chilly with a Little Sunshine

Perfect autumnal weather in my book, exactly what today ended up being after a frosty start. The first thing I did after arriving at the plot was inspect the dahlias, they're still clinging on but looking noticeably darker from the frost. Below is how this flower bed looked in September: My cut flower bed was … Continue reading Chilly with a Little Sunshine