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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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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

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Even Rainy Days Are Allotment Days

It's dark and uninviting outside, and according to the weather forecast the cold nip has been replaced by milder temperatures, although it still feels nippy to me. I don't mind the cold if I'm wrapped up with plenty of layers on but the rain is back which is just miserable. Allotment mooching is out of… Continue reading Even Rainy Days Are Allotment Days

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Very Late Summer Sowing

Earlier in the year I planted Zinnia in the large galvanised trough for summer colour, although they started out strong with most of the plants producing a flower, they didn't really come to much after the first flush and ended up a brown crispy mess. I would usually blame myself and look into what I… Continue reading Very Late Summer Sowing