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Tomatoes in a grow-bag

I love growing tomatoes at the allotment.  In the early years, I grew outdoor varieties with some success.  In my second year, I had 16 plants (they all looked too good to throw on the compost heap!) and they all grew like crazy in the good weather.   675 more words

The week the lurgy struck

Its been an illness infested week for the green wellie brigade. On Monday morning (my son’s first day back at school after the Easter break) I was called at work to be told he was poorly and I’d need to come and collect him. 569 more words


Best kept plot all year round!!!

Yes, that is us out of around 142 plots, we take a bow.  Worth all the bad weather gardening to hear a committee member at the AGM describing a plot and thinking ‘wow that sounds just like our plot’. 163 more words



We know we all love frogs in our pond and how useful they are to us…so we thought you might like to see some photos of our wildlife pond..think we might be okay for frogs this year eh?!!  49 more words


Our first asparagus harvest: worth the wait

Two years ago, at the end of what we were told had been the coldest March for fifty years, I cleared a layer of frozen snow on our allotment and planted fifteen asparagus crowns that we had ordered from the Royal Horticultural Society, but which arrived just as a blizzard moved in. 2,143 more words


#NABLOPOMO: Psychology Sunflowers planted out

The sunflowers that were sown, have rapidly taken on a life of their own. Growing gangly, and hardened off, they have been planted out today. I have taken a risk, what with a potential for there to be a frost tonight. 130 more words


Catch Up

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve managed to post here and there are a few things to catch up with.


It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the plot, with lots of the seeds I’ve sown germinating and coming along well. 393 more words