Month: Aug 2018

Blackberry Jam Recipe

The hedgerows have been laden with blackberries for weeks now, earlier than usual thanks to a super hot summer. I love to forage around our village which offers blackberries growing wild almost every corner I turn. My allotment sits right next to the mother of all blackberry patches just inside the community orchard, another reason

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Pumpkins and Paths

I woke extra early this morning. After checking the weather forecast I got ready for a day at the allotment. The first thing I like to do when I arrive at my plot is set up the camping stove and get the kettle on. After a cup of tea and a mooch around the plot

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Holiday Snippets

I’ve returned from my holiday to the Jurassic coast refreshed and raring to go on my allotment. I planned to spend the day at the plot digging over the covered area to create a new bed, but considering it’s pouring down I decided to briefly blog about my holiday instead. I stayed in the coastal

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Allotment Monsters

Lurking beneath a tangled mass of vines I found some strange looking things hiding at my allotment. Whatever could they be? Monsters? Ah, silly me! Fear not for these monsters are Sibley squash. I love growing pumpkins and winter squash, I go giddy with delight selecting seeds in spring. This is a new variety for

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