New Residents on Plot 5

While weeding the cut flower patch next to the allotment shed I began hearing loud cheeping sounds, looking up towards the bird box on the shed I saw a tiny yellow beak and pair of eyes at the entrance hole. I put some distance between us and along came a parent blue tit with juicy…

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…

Runner Beans Are Go!

I’ve taken the plunge and planted out runner beans. Usually I like to wait until May is out but forecast for my region looks good for day and night temperatures into June with no sign of a late frost (hopefully). Plus they were threatening to strangle me. Released from their pots they’re free to sprawl…