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A dull cold day on the Allotment

A dull day with a cold easterly wind so we needed to keep busy to keep warm. Despite the chilly weather everything is growing well and the fruit is in full flower. This year there are going to be fruits … Continue reading

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Warm and sunny day on the allotment

Warm and sunny weather and the apple blossom is finally coming out. The Saskatoon fruit bush is looking well and healthy. We were thinking last year it was not going to survive since the leaves were badly burnt by the … Continue reading

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A bright and pleasant day on the allotment

The forecasted warm weather hadn’t arrived at Bridgend by today but it was bright and pleasant and the male pheasant was certainly making himself heard. The sprouting broccoli have lasted well but they are now beginning to flower so the … Continue reading

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A cold day on the allotment

A cold day on the allotment but we managed to get some work done before the rain came on. The main crop potatoes were planted; Desiree and Pink Fir Apple in the ground and Golden Wonder in the tub. More … Continue reading

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What a pleasant day at the allotment

What a pleasure to be out on the allotment on such a good day. The hen pheasant was busy checking out the allotment when we arrived, I hope she is not thinking of nesting on the ground!  Last year the … Continue reading

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Sun shone on the allotment for our weekly session

Early on the sun shone on the allotment which is full of colour from the daffodils and other spring flowers. Those doing the hard work of digging out the fruit posts in the old fruit cage area were taking off … Continue reading

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Allotment Update w/e Sunday 27 March

Dear all A late report due to preparations for the wonderful Spring Show. I put in some daffodils from the allotment, ‘Rip van Winkle’,  in the miniature class. They do arouse quite strong feelings in people including me but being … Continue reading

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A chilly morning on the allotment

The haar made it a chilly morning so we kept on the move. Last week all the beds were dug over and the main task today was to plant out the shallots, variety ‘Hative di Niort’ and onions, variety ‘Centurion’ … Continue reading

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Maintenance and tidy up day on the allotment

Today was a maintenance day spent tidying up the plot in preparation for the start of cultivation.  The netting was taken off the green manure, it hadn’t germinated at all well, a combination of old seed and too late sowing … Continue reading

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First work day back on the Allotment this year

Amazingly the sun was shining for our first proper day back on the allotment for 2016.  That didn’t last of course, rain by lunchtime, but there was no wind and at least the fruit was dry enough to be finally … Continue reading

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