Monthly Archives: June 2014

Allotment Cropping

Sitting here, looking at the rain makes me grateful that I won’t have to go watering. The allotment is going well with Broad Beans, Peas, Mangetout, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Broccoli, Potatoes and Courgettes all adding to the number of vegetables … Continue reading

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Cropping at the Allotment

Over the last week or so, the fruit and vegetables at the allotment have started to come through and (at last) I am spending more time cropping than sowing/planting/weeding. We’ve had several trays of strawberries but, unfortunately, I think that … Continue reading

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Skylarks over Mam Tor

  Our walk today took us from Castleton up through Cave Dale behind Peveril Castle, along the Limestone Way a bit then past the abandoned  lead mines, up to Mam Tor, across to Hollins Cross and back down into Castelton. It … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Manifold Valley

At the beginning of the year, we promised to try and walk an average of 2-3 miles each day. Mainly made up of the walk to the shops to get a newspaper each day plus other longer walks at less … Continue reading

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Foxgloves

Sitting in the office, looking out at the rain, I realised that the garden was looking pretty fine and I was quite pleased with what we have done over the years. Our garden is on the edge of a coppice … Continue reading

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