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

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

Garlic Harvest

The forecast is set for rain all weekend with thunder and lightning, then some more rain for pretty much the whole of next week. With this in mind I made the decision to pull the garlic yesterday while the soil is still dry. I grow my garlic from saved seed garlic that I have kept … Continue reading Garlic Harvest

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What I’m Growing in 2021

The weather is just miserable and no doubt there will be more yukky stuff to come, spring can't come soon enough and I think we're all holding out for some better weather, a good potter around the allotment without 20 layers of clothes or a snorkel would be lovely. My seed orders have all arrived … Continue reading What I’m Growing in 2021