Allotment · Pests

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


Pests and Positives

A lovely weekend on the allotment, a bit windy at times but sunny and dry. It has been a couple of days since my last post regarding bean seed fly maggots eating the beans, the weather has warmed up again and it appears some of the Greek Gigantes beans are doing ok.... Greek Gigantes seedlings… Continue reading Pests and Positives


Jubilee Weekend

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations began on Thursday with Trooping the Colour, after watching it on TV I set off for the allotment to raise a mug of tea to our Queen, then rolled up my sleeves to pick and plant veg! The broad beans are in full swing giving regular little harvests. The Sutton… Continue reading Jubilee Weekend

Allotment · Village Life

Wellies and Walkies

The month us gardeners yearn for is finally here and it has been a rather soggy start. My wellies are needed once again, but this time for walks with Rosie in the rain. Rosie and I pass through the allotments on our walks, we have a little look and sniff around (Rosie does the sniffing)… Continue reading Wellies and Walkies

Allotment · Pests

A Very Messy Leek Lesson

A third lockdown for England was announced by the Prime Minister on Monday which comes as no surprise given the infection/death rate statistics and concern over the new virus strain. Allotments are classed as a form of exercise which means plot holders are permitted to use them, the very nature of allotments means close proximity… Continue reading A Very Messy Leek Lesson