Author: Pumpkins and Bunting

Inside My Allotment Shed

Ever since my allotment shed was born in May 2018, I’ve spent many happy moments painting it and sourcing items for the inside to serve a purpose, along with other items just to pretty it. The table/desk/potting bench is actually a very old drinks trolley I picked up for under £10, it’s on castors so

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Village Show

This year I entered my annual village show for the very first time, to try my hand at exhibiting veg and fruit that I’d grown or preserved, as well as cut flowers, photography and crafts. The show took place on Sunday in the village hall, I entered 13 classes out of a possible 46 but

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Half a Year on Plot 33

Today marks six whole months since I signed up for my allotment. Half a year on plot 33 has been an absolute labour of love. In that time I have completely transformed a once weedy patch with scrubby lawn, rampant raspberries and endless strawberry plants well past their best. And I certainly won’t forget the

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Planting Brassica for Spring

It’s almost time to harvest all the lovely things on my allotment. Even though I look forward to picking fresh food and cooking it, I do feel a pang of sadness to see bare earth staring back at me this time of year. Soon my belly and larder will be full but the allotment will

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