Tag: gardening

Shoots and Storms

As I sit writing this blog from my warm bed storm Dennis lashes the front of my house, the sound of the wind and rain is rather scary and I’m thankful I’m not outside. This is the second named storm this month to batter the UK, just last weekend storm Ciara arrived bringing gales and

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Chitting Seed Potatoes

Seed potatoes are readily available from garden centres and seed merchants from early January offering many different varieties to chose from. Produced to be disease-free they offer the best possible start with growing your own potatoes. Chitting seed potatoes simply means encouraging them to sprout before planting, you can start chitting seed potatoes approximately six

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Plot 11w

new allotment

Last summer I spoke to the site secretary about taking on the abandoned half plot that backs onto mine provided nobody on the list wanted it, the deadline for rents arrived and I was told the previous tenant hadn’t renewed but a potential new tenant viewed it and was interested so I put it to

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Planting Raspberries

Snacking on juicy raspberries warm from the sun is a true joy, Plot 5 now has a raspberry bed and I can’t wait to pick the very first berries, the variety I planted on my allotment is ‘Polka’ which is autumn fruiting. Space is limited on my plot so I can only plant one type

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Happy 1st Plotday!

allotment gardener

Christmas has been and gone but I’m still celebrating, for today marks one whole year since I signed up for my allotment! And what a great year it has been on the allotment, the new year will be even better because I haven’t got this to face! Plot 5 has completely transformed, what was once

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