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progress report

We were up and at the plot before 9 in the morning.  Two more wheelbarrows of mulch for the top level.  The pile of wood chip was still steaming and hot – it’s scary.  It might actually be a fire … Continue reading

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..thinking of stawberries & salad….

Doesn’t it just blow your mind that all the fruit you eat – including tomatoes & aubergines & pumpkins & onions & cherries and everything in between…  it all starts with a flower.  A simple little flower.  That turns into the … Continue reading

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mulch-tastic

There was a pile of steaming mulch at the entrance – so we did what is the custom, and helped ourselves. What a difference a little mulch can make! Especially the bottom path near the verbena – much safer now … Continue reading

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shed update & future strawberries

Sunday was a bit chillier.  Despite wanting a bit of a chilled out weekend the big dude woke up and wanted nothing other than to carry on with the shed. It now has all upper frame connections.  Amazingly level but … Continue reading

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signs of coming summer

This morning was warm and sunny.  We opened all the windows in the flat before we left to visit the allotment. The big guy was keen to make a start at framing the walls on the shack.  He got four … Continue reading

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the sun warms the skin

We woke up to a very sunny Sunday morning.  And headed out to the plot after a breakfast smoothie.  The great gardening Malink wanted to lay down a few of the new paving stones and carry on preparations for the … Continue reading

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planting season’s started

We went with Mick to Homebase and picked up four more paving stones and stud lumber for building the walls of the eventual shed.  (Infinite thanks to Mick for all his help!  The parking arrangements were down to the last … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day – painted green!

The big dude got up this morning went to the allotment plot to slap another quick coat of preserver onto the wood shed platform.  It’s all coming together. This is the side view, taken from the top terrace level.   … Continue reading

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Mid-March: Cold, Grey, Windy & Wet

It’s relatively awful outside these days – high winds, chilly, with leaden grey skies and the constant threat of rain.  Despite it all we set out en bicyclette and paid the rose cuttings a visit.  They’re doing fine so far as … Continue reading

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Marching on…

Work on the shack continues apace.  On Saturday afternoon (9 March 2019) Mick helped us by driving to B&Q to buy the plywood.  We had it cut in the store, which is a fantastic service, but otherwise the shop was … Continue reading

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