Category Archives: Garden

Mid Year Review – July 2017

Our Allotment and Garden so far – July 2017 Continue reading

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Ducks on the Pond

The ducks are back for the fourt year. Continue reading

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New Year, Restart the Blog

Although its now February, I haven’t been doing much gardening yet but I have some plans as to what I’m going to do in 2017. This means that I start up my blog again, reporting (irregularly) what I’m doing/trying to … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and Allotment September 2016

I realise that its been a while since I reported on my tomatoes and also what has been going on at the allotment. I’ve decided that its not sensible to run two different blogs, particularly since I’m growing tomatoes (successfully) … Continue reading

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Gooseberry “Harvest”

Today I picked the Gooseberry Harvest (such as it is). Neither the red nor the white have produced a significant crop (around about 1lb of each) which is barely worth the spiked hands and arms reaching into the bush. When … Continue reading

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Sowing and Planting at the Allotment

Its been 10 days since my last post and the garden and allotment are really bursting into spring. The weather is still very variable (with a frost last night and heavy rain yesterday) but the sun is bright and warm. … Continue reading

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A Week at the Allotment and other things

Its been an interesting and productive week. I usually complain (bitterly) about the soil at my allotment. One spit down its thick and heavy yellow clay and, whilst the layer above is good soil, it quickly goes from heavy, damp, … Continue reading

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Eight Months with a Bokashi Bin

We’ve now had our Bokashi bins for eight months (it would have been twelve but it took us a while to get round to buying the bins). However, now that we’ve been into a winter for a few weeks, I … Continue reading

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The weeks harvest (June 27th)

This week seems to have seen the start of various things. The weather remains cool and really dry, a couple of days with rain but, in general the surface of the allotment is hard and crusty. Whilst many people around … Continue reading

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Woodpecker predates on Bluetits – another failure

The Bluetits have failed to raise their brood again this year but this time we know who the culprit is.  A few days ago we heard the Bluetits nestlings beginning to make noises and the parents were going in and … Continue reading

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