Monthly Archives: April 2011

Birding on the Plot

As I’m now 26 weeks pregnant, I’ve been taking it easy on the allotment (the others have kindly called it ‘supervising’). This has given me a chance to enjoy just being there in the sunshine, and to pay attention to … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Animal Invasions

Strawberry Flower

If you look extremely carefully you will notice the beginnings of our first flower on one of the strawberry plants which brought great delight to Karen and Carl during today’s watering visit. Hopefully this is the first of many and we can … Continue reading

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Fire

Burn Baby Burn

The clippings from the privet hedge was a rather large mound and taking up valuable growing space so alas the time had come for the ceremonial burning of said pile. Tim and Carl were the chief pyromaniacs but showed a … Continue reading

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The Sunflower Competition

Four of us share our allotment, and so far we’ve managed to avoid any disputes. Time to put our friendship to the test with a sunflower-growing competition.

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Blackberries and blackcurrants

Perfect planting and growing conditions. New bed filled with manure today, where the Ash trees have made a space for us. The blackcurrants my brother’s wife gave us are planted (given by her brother!); as you said allotment keepers are … Continue reading

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Growth

The cherry tree flowering

A visit to the allotment primarily to water the plants during this dry spell surprised us all by signs of growth all over the place — raspberries, peas, beetroot, carrot, horseradish and WEEDS! Yes they are starting to come up … Continue reading

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Missing: Number 7

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about vandals and thieves at the allotments. Now, we’re victims.

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Water!

and the bees are buzzing around - its going to be spring!

They say it never rains but it pours – now the heavens have opened and flooded the site and the council has turned on the water taps – hurrah! We just need to get an attachment to connect the hose … Continue reading

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