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2016 Year’s End at the Allotment

OK, so like many people, the year at the allotment has come to an end and the new year is starting so its time to write a brief review. A quick summary of what I planted where. We have two … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Temperature Sensor – V3

Development has been slowed down by the weather, its been good enough to need to go to my allotment and make sure things grow there as well as keeping the grass short at home. Anyway, I think I’ve just about … 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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Allotmenting in March

Like many of these blogs I suspect, entries go in fits and starts as there is something to write. I’ve spent a number of hours at the allotment over the past few weeks digging the beds in preparation for spring. … Continue reading

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Visit to the Allotment, Itchy fingers

Despite storm Gertrude, yesterday I went down to the allotment for the first time this year. I decided to walk as I need more exercise and have set myself walking targets for each month in 2016. It started windy and … Continue reading

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Yes, I want a receipt!

I like Contactless. Its a simple way of paying, clean, simple, saves carrying cash and, recently, has become more commonly available around the UK. HOWEVER, the system has been modified and is slightly broken. When using chip & pin, you … Continue reading

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A Walk along the Thames at sunset

This weekend we went to visit our family down in Surrey. Before setting back we went to Hampton Court and had a walk along the banks of the Thames. As always I had my trusty point and shoot with me … Continue reading

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How do you stop Squirrels?

We like to feed the birds in the winter and have a number of seed and nut baskets around the garden. These two give us a problem – squirrels! The nut basket attracts the woodpeckers and we regularly see them … Continue reading

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We’re amateur gardeners and grow (mainly) vegetables and fruit in our garden, greenhouses, polytunnel and allotment. We have a website ( where we have described the tomatoes that we have grown over the years. What we want to do here … Continue reading

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