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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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February update

So much has changed in our little plot of paradise.  It is now spring and almost all of our growing spaces have been tamed and reclaimed.  Behind me (in the photograph below) is the long raspberry bed (now dormant) and … Continue reading

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Late Autumn 2018

Here is what the upper level of the allotment looked like in the late autumn.  All the matching trellis frames were found, so all we had to do was buy the wooden posts to support and presto! We have an … Continue reading

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blazing July – Hot and Dry

July 2018 has been hot – no rain to speak of and temperatures in high 20s and early 30s every single day.  Scorching.  Blazing hot.  Wow. We’ve had some good evenings at the allotment – just spot checking on the … 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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