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A Day for Dianthus

Saturday 7 July.  Scorching.  Over 30 degrees in London.  High 20s in the shade.   Whewf! There’s a few puffy white clouds in the sky, story-book styled, but for the most it’s relentless, pounding, pure shining sun.  So up to … Continue reading

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Oh my! The catch-up….

Wow.  It’s 25 June.  Can it really be that the last time I updated the allotment diary was 6 June?  Goodness time does fly. So, tons have changed.  Given that time-lag recall is not my forte, let’s just recap what’s what … Continue reading

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Hummingbird H.Q.

It was chilly this morning, but by late afternoon we were back in high summer.  London early June.  Hot with blazing sun.  Sunburn weather, really.  The big guy got back from work and we agreed to take a walk to … Continue reading

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British Flowers Week: 18-24 June

British Flower Week runs this year 18-24 June.  Who knew it ran at all?  We are officially knackered.  Gardened-out after a 9+ hour cumulative weekend, not to mention that I’m mentally running to the end of the year at work. … Continue reading

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Clearing Day

Five hours later, and we exposed the edges and could survey the full scope of the plot.  It’s bigger than we thought.  Room at the back for a pallet patio, or even a shed.  I got so hot cutting out … Continue reading

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Lemon Verbena – Tweaked

So there we were, walking back from an evening meal out at a local cafe.  Ambling along hand in hand, and then got to dawdling along the railway path – the last stretch back to the flat – and stopped … Continue reading

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Every allotment should have…

It was a very rainy day today, with booming thunder and crackling snapping lightning.  So I stayed inside on a day I had hoped to start to turn over the new plots, and dreamed of what to do in the … Continue reading

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Out of the blue, a dream come true

Last week I had a call out of the blue.  Are you so-and-so?  Do you still live in on Sesame Street?  It was the coordinator from the allotment cooperative I’d signed up to join over 10 years ago.  We chatted … Continue reading

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