Tag: gardener

Pollinator Plans

Sunny weather continues to encourage lots of pollinators to the plot. The tubes in the solitary bee box on the shed are filling with mud-sealed nests and I’ve seen a few butterflies on the wing which are my absolute favourite pollinators of all, I just adore them, even Cabbage Whites but obviously not on the

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Planting and Growing

allotment shed

Apart from a sulky gooseberry bush, everything appears to be growing well on Plot 5. The carrots are growing so fast their leaves reached the top of the tunnel cloches, I removed the sheets and hoops and put micromesh carrot fly netting around the rows. This also acts as a wind break, great for exposed

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Happy Days on the Allotment

Even though it’s turned a bit chilly I’ve spent many happy days on the allotment getting the shed ready for spring. I made a pair of curtains using some patchwork fabric I stashed away ages ago, not bad for a first attempt if I do say so myself! I have just finished painting the inside

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Goodbye January

January is finally over, I was starting to think it would never end. It’s been a week or so since my last visit to work on my allotment and I’m really missing spending time there. Proper winter weather has finally arrived, plunging temperatures struggle to get above freezing most days leaving my fingers and toes

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Summer On My Mind

A British summer without strawberries? Not on my plot! I finished the new strawberry bed last month which I was certain I’d already blogged about, but looking through my published blog posts it’s clear I didn’t. I’m getting old. Anyway, back to the strawberries. I removed a large section of grass in front of the

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