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A cold, slow spring…

It’s been a slow start. A very slow start. Cold and quite wet. Cold. And windy – or ‘blowy’ as the British weather forecasters are wont to say. (It’s been warmer in Ontario than London this April and May). We … Continue reading

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Enfin!

Spring is coming to London and we’re getting into the spirit of things again. It’s been a long dark winter during the covid pandemic. But the plots have survived the darkest months – the garlic beds sprout with growth, and … Continue reading

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Happy St Fiacre Day

The weather’s been pretty rotten lately – cold, windy, overcast with plenty of intermittent rain.  We were busy in the flat – the painting marathon continues.  But we should be done soon.  Here’s hoping Felicity Fiacre, our garden watch woman, … Continue reading

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thinking ahead – special seasonal tipples

The end of summer approaches.  I’ll be back to work soon – which surely will be a shock to the system.  What?  No outdoor time for six hours a day?  Oh my!  It’s going to be something else this year, … 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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