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Flower Power

The flowers at the allotment continue to amaze. When we arrive the first vision is that of a field of poppies, growing in a neighbour’s lower allotment plot. We were treated to flowers appearing on the Christmas cactus that we … Continue reading

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The Woods

The local Community Woods group kept up our work parties through most of the worst of all this pandemic malarkey. After all, it’s all outdoors. And we keep well apart one from the other. So except for the first six … Continue reading

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June’s been hot & cold

June 2021 has been hot but mostly cold. Growth seems about a month behind. So last year’s May strawberries were a feast of the month of June in 2021. Despite not bothering with putting up bird netting we had a … Continue reading

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Backpatch Blossom

Late May sees an explosion of growth, expansion, bloom. Dark blood red blooming peony along the railway path have shown themselves – a memory of Brenda and Jim. The pale yellow columbine have come into their own under the far … Continue reading

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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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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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