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Hard work on the Allotment

There is still plenty to do on the allotment even as autumn progresses. The clearing of the ground under the old dead hedge was hard work for three people since it was infested with couch grass and other pernicious weeds … Continue reading

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Autumn Bonfires

Another bonfire today to finish clearing out the dead hedge which was being used by wildlife we don’t want to encourage. Over the winter months we’ll put in another woven windbreak instead, using the willow and hazel prunings and we … Continue reading

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A fine Autumn day.

A very fine autumn day though a little warm for all the hard work. We finally managed to tidy the shed – badly needed!    It is surprising how things accumulate even in the small shed we have.  It was also a good … Continue reading

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Mystery at the Allotment

  The rain was supposed to come in at lunchtime but it started as we arrived, though it was not heavy enough to deter us. We planted some spring cabbage and pak choi for some extra greens over winter and … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

Another warm and sunny day and still work to do on the plot. Whilst not as much to do as earlier in the season, work now involves clearing the ground, pruning and harvesting. Following the Open Day on Sunday, when … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the Open Day

A warm and sunny day for the final titivation of the plot before the Open Day on Sunday. The grass and edges were cut, weeding and hoeing done. The new growth on the loganberry and Tayberry was tied in and … Continue reading

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Mice and Mildew

A pleasant sunny day and good one for weeding. The digging back of the grass edges was finished and another repair to one of the raised beds done. The next couple of rows of potatoes, ‘Maris Peer’, were dug up … Continue reading

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