Tag Archives: plants

Snake’s Head Fritillary

I didn’t realise until I read the Telegraph this morning that my lovely patch of Snake’s Head Fritillary are doing their bit to conserve wild flowers that are becoming extinct. In the paper it says “the snake’s head (or leper’s … 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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Allotment Glut – Just for a short while

My old dictionary (a school prize in 1967) defines a glut as “supply exceeds demand”. On that basis, we have had a glut of soft fruit and are now into a glut of vegetables. However, I think that with modern … Continue reading

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Allotment crop – 12th July

We’re visiting the allotment every other day now. I find that this means that I don’t pick the fruit and vegetables before they’re ripe. In the past, by going every day, we’ve ended up picking things before they’re fully ripe … Continue reading

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Salad and Fruit

The main crops of the week have been the end of the redcurrants, raspberries, rhubarb, gooseberries (both red and green), the first blackberries, peas (both Mangetout and Podded), courgettes (which still haven’t burst into life but are producing a handful … 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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