Soaking the Sweet Peas for Germination

Last year at the allotment there were so many plot holders with such gorgeous sweet peas growing that this year I was determined not to miss out.    We have a few spots planned at the allotment for adding in some canes for the sweet peas. I was also planning on having some at home…

Our Allotment Plan 2016

I’ve had lots of fun over the past couple of months creating my plan for our dream allotment and here it is! There’s no hard and fast rules about sticking to this but I’m happy to have a great guide in my pocket of how I saw things fitting in at the beginning of the year.…

Making a Hedgehog Home

I have to say that I have become totally obsessed with Pinterest, I began to use it for work purposes (Evoke Visual) that then progressed to ideas for our home and now I have opened up a whole new world  by utilising many many “boards” for allotment ideas and inspiration! As I have mentioned, we’re keen to…

Raspberries on the Move!

I’ve been wanting to move our raspberry canes for a while. Their first position was literally the area that we began to dig over when we took on the plot. Now that I’m ready to start planning with a little more thought, it was time to get them on the move! The area that I…

October Missions!

I’ve finally accepted that another summer has passed and am now embracing the charms of Autumn. Flabbergasted at those plot holders with little or nothing to do, one year into our green fingered journey, the position of having nothing to do is far off! Here’s my little list of October allotment potterings, in no particular…

Our Hungry Caterpillar Grew Up!

With all of the lovely fresh veg that has been passing through our kitchen of late, it’s inevitable that a bug or two is going to visit too!  A couple of weeks ago we noticed a little pupae on or kitchen window. The kids and I decided to keep it and see what came from…