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

Planting for Winter

I love summer on the allotment, the plot is filling out with plenty to pick and a promise of more to come. The weather has been so hot, too hot for me to visit the allotment during the day. When temperatures soar I prefer to visit early to late evening when it's cooler and not … Continue reading Planting for Winter