Category Archives: Allotment

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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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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April showers ….in July

It was like an April day today, though the downpours fortunately held off until we were leaving. We have been watering since early on this year, but it seems the plants prefer the rain and are showing impressive growth over … Continue reading

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