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Cold and Frosty

I stayed away from the plot for a couple of weeks due to the constant rain and wind, it really wasn't tempting me to go. We're back to freezing again and it snowed quite heavily yesterday but didn't last long enough to settle. The sun came out for a bit today and I decided a… Continue reading Cold and Frosty

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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

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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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Digging for Dinner

The big thaw happened this week with daytime temperatures jumping from -7C to 13C pretty much overnight. Bonkers or what? The ground is easy to work again just in time to harvest some Christmas dinner veg, but it certainly didn't feel very Christmassy today in the heavy rain. It has rained quite heavily since Monday… Continue reading Digging for Dinner

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Frozen

The UK has been gripped by an arctic blast for several days with temperatures plummeting well below freezing. I'm reading reports of temperatures dipping as low as -15C last night in Scotland. Yikes! Thankfully it's not as cold as that in my region of SE England but it's still bitterly cold. A light dusting of… Continue reading Frozen

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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