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and so it goes..

We’ve been down the rabbit hole for the past few weeks.  There has been lots of summer rain – sometimes light showers, sometimes sustained, pounding downpours. And so on the enforced wet days when we couldn’t garden anyway, we got … Continue reading

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water woes

The water stopped working at the plots.  Major problem.  Mains leak and issues with connections, which go back way outside the gates to the bottom of a main Hampstead road.  Oh my! Major problems – ‘specially since I used up … Continue reading

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meet Felicity Fiacre, garden watchwoman

Introducing Felicity Fiacre, our new garden watch-woman. She’s there to guard the raspberry, gooseberry and vegetable beds. She’s tucked into the spot where previously we had the bird bath (which has now been relocated to the very bottom corner of … Continue reading

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a whole new bed

Yahoo!  The big guy built a new raised bed frame for a new salad / greens bed. This used the solid wood planks we found in the rubbish on the street yesterday. We still have to fill it with soil … Continue reading

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signs of spring – despite the apocalypse!

In spite of the coronavirus apocalypse that’s hit Europe and London, life is full of bustle and buzz on the allotment.   Went up this weekend and we kept our distance, but the place was eerily empty, with only four … 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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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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