Winter Allotment

I finally spent some time at my allotment today and it felt so good to be out pottering around again. The weather has been pretty wild lately, two named storms one after the other (Arwen and then Barra) although not fierce where I am still packed a punch with strong biting winds and cold lashing … Continue reading Winter Allotment

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

Beany Babies

Christmas has been and gone, it was certainly different this year. Today is my daughter's 23rd birthday which makes me feel old, due to tier 4 restrictions all our plans and the chance to visit her went out of the window. One place I can visit is the allotment and to be honest I haven't … Continue reading Beany Babies

December on the Allotment

I spent a couple of hours at my allotment today which was absolute bliss in the sunshine. I managed to get quite a bit done, partly because I was the only one there (no chit chatting) and the weather was mild and pleasant which stopped me tucking myself up in the shed with a hot … Continue reading December on the Allotment

Compost, Planting and Sunday Dinner!

The raised beds on Plot 11w are taking some time to completely fill up, I'm getting there slowly, just concentrating on one bed at a time. Homemade compost has been set aside to mulch the larger beds on Plot 5 as I clear them, so I'm having to buy in compost to top the raised … Continue reading Compost, Planting and Sunday Dinner!

Planting Begins on Plot 11w

I have some news to share....I've finally planted something on Plot 11w! All the raised beds are in and the paths mulched with bark, it's such a great feeling to move on to the next stage, planting! It's a ridiculously exciting time and makes all the hard work to get to this point all the … Continue reading Planting Begins on Plot 11w