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With a little help from our friends

Friends are great, especially when they all come down the allotment to get stuck in and bring weed suppressing carpet. This weekend we were still on the painstaking weed-clearance-type-jobs, but it’s so much more fun when there’s more of you.

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Is there an easy way to remove trees? I’m stumped.

A tree stump lying by the hole it's been removed from

After a fairly stressful day at work, I thought a good way of taking out my frustration would be to head down to the allotment and do some digging. As luck would have it, there was a tree stump slap-bang … Continue reading

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Experience over (relative) youth

A mostly clear allotment plot

After our own modest successes in clearing parts of the plot, this weekend we decided to call in some older, wiser, more experienced heads for help: my wife’s parents (who had an allotment for a couple of years back in … Continue reading

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Lurking among the weeds: comfrey!

Comfrey

During yesterday’s clearing session, we uncovered a few good finds among the weeds. The best of these (better than the frog, the fluorescent yellow spider, and the assortment of spuds) was a healthy-looking comfrey plant.

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Clearing en masse

Another stint of clearing today, but this time, thankfully, there were four of us, so progress was much faster. Within an hour or so, we’d managed to get down to ground level on the bottom section of the plot, and … Continue reading

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Weeding can be addictive

A big pile of weeds...

Today I went down to the plot just to take another look at it. On my first visit, the only way to get through the entrance was to lean over to about a right angle to avoid getting stuck in … Continue reading

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