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A rainy day at the Allotment

All the rain that the ground desperately need seemed to be falling last Thursday, but two brave souls ventured out to check that the netting over the fruit was secure and all was well, as indeed it was. We removed … Continue reading

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Rain & warmth – a plant’s best friends.

The rain and warm temperatures of the past days have brought on some plants particularly well, such as the courgettes and sweetcorn, but the purple Milan turnips have gone to seed. The dry weather earlier in the season won’t have … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy…..

The volunteers have been at the allotment over the past few weeks, though there has been no blog! And in all weathers, even in the rain today when we got the final planting for the season done (bar one) before … Continue reading

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Watering, watering, watering……

The weather is finally warming up but still no rain so out with the hose again today watering all the fruit and the growing vegetables. The first flowers are out on the runner beans now and all the peas planted … Continue reading

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Fruit blossom….and winter veg.

Today was one of those typical May days, with hats and scarves on in the morning but by lunchtime the jackets are off, though the east wind was still making itself felt. The plot is full of fruit blossom and … Continue reading

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Wildlife friendly plants

Want to encourage more bees and butterflies into your garden? The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has produced a list of Spring and Summer bedding which are rich in pollen for our bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. The list is available … Continue reading

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Blossoms and weeds.

Yet another week with no rain and low temperatures, especially during the night. In spite of this, everything on the allotment is growing well.¬† The turnip and beetroot seed sown a fortnight ago have germinated and only the broad beans … Continue reading

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