Monthly Archives: March 2011



I’m a fan of gooseberries, and like to grow curiosities when I get the chance. So when my father-in-law said that he’d got some Worcesterberries—which are somewhere between gooseberries and blackcurrants—I asked for a couple of cuttings (as any scrounging … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Path

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As chief path makers Carl and Karen continued their quest to completely pave over the entire plot by building a further path from the front gate to join up with the main path. We can now walk mud free from … Continue reading

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As the council wont turn the water taps on until the last frosts have gone we had a problem this week! A beautiful sunny week equals a dry and dusty allotment! Karen has spent most of the week begging water … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end for the ash stumps

The biggest of the ash stumps

One of the distinctive features of Hagg House allotments is the number of plots that have been taken over by trees. Many of the plots have long been unusable for this reason, although the council has recently done a lot … Continue reading

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Root 1

Another empty bed, this time with parnsip, carrot, and beetroot seeds in

Last weekend we started planting our peas and beans. This weekend it was the turn of the roots.

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Planting Broad Beans and Early Peas

This corner of the legumes bed now contains peas and beans

The weather’s improving, which means that it’s time to start planting up the plot that we’ve spent so long painstakingly digging over, and over, and over… During the next couple of months, we should be able to sow vegetable seeds … Continue reading

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Hedging and Blueberries


So, the edible hedging arrived as expected today. We helped ourselves to about 40 or so plants of a mixture of varieties. Unfortunately we don’t know what they are so have just mixed them up in the hedge interspersed with … Continue reading

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Trench Digging

A trench ready for a hedge

There’s a rumour going around that there’ll soon be some plants provided for those of us with gaps in our hedges to use to fill them in. At the bottom of our plot, we don’t have a hedge with gaps … Continue reading

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