Category Archives: perennials

granny’s bonnets in bloom

The woodlanders were getting restless.  It had been about six weeks since our little volunteer group had gone out to work on tidying the woods, and everything has exploded into abundant growth, so with a little nudging from the troops … Continue reading

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Earth Day updates

22 April is Earth Day, and 2020 this marks fifty years of trying to draw attention to the beauty and biodiversity of mother earth.  Fifty years of conservation efforts and trying to get human beings to value their environment, with … Continue reading

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fruit futures..

Signs of crops to come abound on the plot. Gooseberry, now safely ensconced in their netted new bed, are swelling nicely, promising what may be our first ever crop of berries. Or at least the first crop that we will … Continue reading

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the sea-holly resurfaces – again

Signs of a return of the sea holly once again.  It didn’t flower last summer which was a disappointment, but it did have a good show of flowers in that first summer in 2018. The timing is pretty much the … Continue reading

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after the rain…

After a slight rain on Saturday, life on the allotment exploded into life.  The first signs of the broad beans I planted way back in March showed themselves, shyly but present nonetheless.

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cold snaps & doing things out of season

The weather report warned on Easter Sunday of a big dip in temperatures, with days going from low 20s to 10 degrees Celcius.  Brrrrr!  We’d been lured into false confidence that spring was truly with us, and yesterday it was … Continue reading

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awesome artichoke!

Artichoke are awesome! But boy are they huge! If you have the space and want to plant some globe artichoke of your own, try to remember that the tiny little slip you purchase at the garden centre will grow to … Continue reading

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gooseberry palace – completed

Yesterday we did a shorter session at the allotment.  The great Malink measured the communal water line, topped up our water reserves and a then helped me install the gooseberry into its new palace. The gooseberry palace, now with two … Continue reading

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daily update & a flash back in time

Went up late afternoon after a morning on computer – checking emails, being a virtual worker, trying to fix problems and what-not.  Remote working is strangely stressful but mustn’t grumble – we got an email from the big chief who … Continue reading

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mid-week photo album

Some photos taken in the last few days.  There are tulip and cyclamen in bloom. Sprinklings of celandine in flower at the base of the damask rose.  And a big bunch of bluebell bursting forth in the path on the … Continue reading

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