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Plot Patrol April 2021
2021-04-06 19:31
I managed to pick the best weather to be at the plot this long weekend. Since then we’ve had biting east winds and snow storms. I’d wondered that I had imagined the blue sky fr… Read More
Moved
2021-03-25 20:35
The house move has finally happened and now I’m 6.2 miles away from the allotment. Google tells me it will take 2 hours to walk or 15 mins to drive. The new house was built in 1938… Read More
2021-03-08 18:59
Of the parsnip variety that is and is as a result of sowing too thickly and not thinning. It required an excavation to get it out. The digging wasn’t quite on the scale of the operat… Read More
2021-03-01 21:46
What a treat, a whole day at the plot with no deadlines or other places to be. The goal for today was to empty the compost bin that had been brewing since October 2019. I seive the mater… Read More
2021-02-28 20:14
I organised myself to have a long weekend. I spent Friday morning at the plot along with a number of plot neighbours, like a group of moles emerging from their tunnels and blinking in the s… Read More
2021-02-16 19:35
Since my last post but I have been busy. The second surge swept in deeper, stronger and longer and it feels like we are just emerging at the other end. I’ve been back to redeployment… Read More
2020-12-22 15:36
Just in time a mild spell… It needed another 5 metres of bubblewrap to finish the job. As this wrap is UV stabilised and as used by Monty Don I hope to get more than 2.5 years of… Read More
2020-12-17 05:31
I’m going to be spending my week off between Christmas and New Year organising the house, emptying the loft and packing boxes ready for our move in February (fingers crossed) With all… Read More
2020-12-15 17:05
This underpinning for this wreath is a coathanger wrapped in hessian and strengthened with a few whippy willow branches. There’s a foundation layer of yew branches and then I made bun… Read More
A Cautionary Tale
2020-12-11 07:03
I sowed the cosmos as usual in April and planted out early June. All the other plants quickly put on growth, side shoots and buds and flowered like mad all summer and right up to the frost… Read More

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