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April and May: allotment update

Well as expected, two very busy months out there.  But it is all looking very good, and despite a few fails (peas, mangetout, rows of lovely salad seedlings trashed by ??something…) I’m pleased with how its going so far. I spent … Continue reading

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March: allotment round up

March was bookended with a flurry of allotment activity at the start and the end of the month, but not a lot in between (is this beginning to sound a bit familiar?). Even so, I managed to do quite a … Continue reading

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February allotment update

Well my goodness, where did February go?  Even with an extra day, it just seemed to flash past without touching the sides. Despite that, and despite lots more rain and quite a lot of wind, things are going well on … Continue reading

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January allotment update

Well I finally did manage to get out there and do a few things in January, in the odd moments between the downpours. I moved most of the fruit bushes up to the Orchard Plot, which I’ve dug over ready … Continue reading

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Culture

Definition (OED): The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society The cultivation of bacteria, tissue cells, etc. in an artificial medium containing nutrients So, there … Continue reading

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Allotment update: December

December was a wet month.  Fortunately for us nowhere near as wet as for those poor souls living in the north of England and in Scotland who experienced flooding (and are still living with it), but definitely wet.  I limited … Continue reading

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Allotment update – October and November

Yet again, a bit late.  Sorry about that.  October was a month of busy-ness with more paid work than usual, two lost weeks with flu, a family funeral, and a brilliant celebration.  All of which were important; none of which … Continue reading

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Allotment update – September

Late, I know, but here at last. The allotment in September turned out to be somewhere I rushed out to collect eggs and vegetables, and occasionally did a little weeding or cut the grass, but little else. So I feel … Continue reading

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The cucumber

Have you ever seen one looking like this before? I was eating my lunch one day (egg sandwich, with peeled sliced cucumber) and happened to notice that the slice was translucent with the light behind it.  It reminded me of … Continue reading

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DIY confetti

The natural kind, and it pretty much ‘makes’ itself.  This is (of course) a summer thing to do.  I do it every year now, as there always seems to be someone we know or know of who wants to use … Continue reading

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