Category Gardening

Weeds!

Freakin’ ‘ell! We visited the allotment the other day for the first time after our nine day break to France. When we left the plot was relatively neat and tidy. There was some progress with fruit and vegetable growing. The…

Chutney Making

In anticipation of the expected glut of fruit and vegetables that we’re going to get from our allotment, I’ve lost my chutney making cherry. I have to say that it might be an activity that’s going to hook me in.…

Rhubarb

Rhubarb crown number three has gone in at the allotment. It’s not rocket science. You just dig a shallow hole, chuck in a handful of fish, blood and bone fertiliser, pop in the crown and cover its knobbly part. The…

Magpie

Our allotment is on an old municipal dump. There’s bits of broken china everywhere. I’m as happy as Larry. On every trip over there I come back with these little shards that will be ideal for future mosaic projects. I’ve…

Chitting

No not a spelling mistake! Chitting is a real word and what you do to potato tubers to prepare them for planting. The good news is that these babies were, to all intents and purposes, free. They were the last…

Compost

My lovely work colleagues sent my this beautiful bouquet the other week. I was very touched. They’re missing me and yes, likewise, I’m missing them. The flowers lasted over a week and smelt gorgeous. But once done they went on…