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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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Calke Abbey – Tramway Walk

Calke Abbey is one of the National Trust properties nearest to us and, whilst we don’t go around the house very often, we frequently go for walks in the park and gardens. We normally just ramble around but this time … Continue reading

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New Forest & Jurassic Coast

Last week we went to an area we’ve neither of us been before, covering the New Forest and the eastern part of the Jurassic Coast around Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Being the beginning of February in a year of … Continue reading

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Is Spring Sprung? I hope so

Whilst I know that we will get frosts until the end of May and so I have to be patient with things like Sweetcorn and Tomatoes, the last couple of days have been beautiful and bringing out the insects and … 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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