January Missions 2016 & Planning

One of my main goals for our growing season ahead is to become more organised so that we become really efficient and produce a better crop. I’ll be carefully planning my jobs for each month and as I love technology so much (comes with the day job!) I’ll be using it wherever I can to better organise myself.…

Back to it…Weeding the Leeks!

First day back at the allotment this year and what a sorry sight it was too! Little and often is going to be the way forward for us this year, so I set an hour aside for some tidying up! We really haven’t got a lot up there that could have been damaged by the storms but there was…

Merry Christmas Fellow Allotmenteers!

Just a quick post to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! I can’t quite believe that this is now our second Christmas as plot holders or quite how proud I am of eating some of our own produce on Christmas Day! Well done to everyone tucking into their homegrown loveliness! Enjoy your time off,…

December Missions!

I’m afraid that I didn’t get to the allotment half as much as I had hoped in November so that leaves me a few jobs still to do but I guess there’s always something to be done at the lottie! Here’s my December tasks.. Sort out all of my seeds and get anything started that…

Pruning the Gooseberry Bush

A very lovely lottie neighbour of ours gave us our first gooseberry bush this time last year. It did really rather well over the summer producing more fruit than I was expecting.  I have recently moved the plant down to the bottom of the plot nearby the redcurrant, so that they can both share the…

Remember Remember the 5th Pile of Weeds!

It doesn’t seem like five minutes since we were trundling up to our Derbyshire village field last year for an evening of sparkle, beer and fire! For a small community we are very lucky to have such events as this and the summer carnival arranged by a dedicated few. As an asthmatic I must admit…

10 Great Christmas Present Ideas for the Allotmenteer!

Royal Horticultural Society Membership! Days out in gorgeous gardens…perfect! A Rather Posh Trowel and Fork Set For the glamorous gardener! A Traditional Trug Just when harvests couldn’t get any more exciting! Gardeners World Magazine Subscription For a monthly dose of inspiration Plant Pot Maker Kit Endless fun when sowing seeds! Cut Flower Seed Collection For endless bouquets! Sarah…

Winter Digging

I can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year since we first heard the phrase ‘winter digging’! Yes, that’s rights I’d never heard of it before! Now, the green figured creature that I am becoming day dreams about it quite frequently, every day that I spend at my desk or that it’s raining at the weekend,…