Making the Most of the Sunshine

The sun was shining today, making me feel warmer than it actually was. It has been cold, very cold, and from this weekend onwards it will be even colder. Perhaps even some snow. Yuk. I made a new raised bed for one of the flower borders but forgot to take a photo for the blog.… Continue reading Making the Most of the Sunshine


Allotment Plans for 2023

The new year is here and I'm excitedly planning all the yummy and pretty things to grow. Due to the postal strikes last year I decided not to order my seeds when I usually do, just in case they go missing with the volume of backdated post (I've only just received a bulk of very… Continue reading Allotment Plans for 2023


End of Year Allotment Visit

Today I grabbed the chance to get out in the fresh air and blow some cobwebs away at the allotment, I enjoy visiting for a potter around and the peace and quiet was a tonic after busy Christmas shenanigans. I had a couple of things to do on the plot but first up the kettle… Continue reading End of Year Allotment Visit

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Holy Voley

Visits to the allotment stopped around late summer due to close family bereavement. Last month I began visiting again after some time out and noticed the carrots were disappearing, I assumed it was slugs having the time of their lives after a summer of hiding from the sun, but then out of the corner of… Continue reading Holy Voley


September on the Allotment

After weeks of hearing the call of autumn suddenly summer is back with a bang. The beginning of the week was sweltering hot and the only shade my plot offers is in the shed! This is where I go to hide on super hot days, in winter I can be found slurping soup. The allotment… Continue reading September on the Allotment