Category Archives: Allotment

Another day, another bonfire!

Another week and the pleasure of another bonfire! The new raspberry canes were planted. The variety is ‘Glen Ample’. Raspberries are hungry plants, so the planting holes had plenty of compost added. A ‘splint’ was put on the broken fence … Continue reading

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Back on the Allotment!

There was still some snow on the ground as we met up for the first working day of 2018, but the soil was not frozen, the sun was shining, and it was good to be out doing some physical work. … Continue reading

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Winter fruit pruning workshop

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New shed for the Allotment

The shed fairies paid a visit to the allotment last week and left behind a very nice tool shed for us.  The fairies in question (Richard & Pam Whittle), did an excellent job on the shed, ensuring that it was … Continue reading

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Keeping warm – allotment style!

Another very cold but brilliant day, though a cloud hung over the allotment for most of the morning. The frosts of the past few days have not caused any damage to the winter crops although the field beans grown as … Continue reading

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Lunch in the sunshine.

Last week we started on repairing the raised beds and weeding along the north edge of the plot and we carried on with that today. Fortunately, the dark rain clouds disappeared, and we had our lunch in brilliant sunshine. The radiccio … 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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Autumn is here

Autumn is here with the nights getting chilly but there is still plenty of sun around to ripen the apples and hopefully the sweetcorn.   We had the the first of the clearing up bonfires today and we shall need … 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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