Category Gardening

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…

Digging Is Done

So after two and a half weeks the digging is done. We’ve turned over all the soil on our allotment about an hour at a time. So here is our plot. It’s eighty metres square, a third of the size…

Fork

Last week it was our turn to feed a friend. Disco Queen Tanya. We kept it simple, just a roast and a crumble and she stayed over. ‘Do you want to come to the allotment and see my veggies?’ Hot…