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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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St Patrick’s Day – painted green!

The big dude got up this morning went to the allotment plot to slap another quick coat of preserver onto the wood shed platform.  It’s all coming together. This is the side view, taken from the top terrace level.   … Continue reading

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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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Harvests… late September 2018

We continued to harvest salad greens and beans into late September.  Lovely!

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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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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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June Round-Up

June 2018 – where did it go?  We were so busy in June that I write this retrospectively, from the vantage of the end of the first week of July.  Much was accomplished… The large compost bin on the top … Continue reading

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