A Brand New Year at the Allotment!

Happy New Year! After a really difficult 2016, unfortunately our time at the allotment tapered off in the last quarter of the year and boy did I miss the place. Now here we are, a brand new year and a fresh start, I’ve been doing a spot of allotment shopping and I can’t wait to…

Catch Up

It’s been well over eight weeks since I last worked at the allotment, it has been such a rough time for much of the Autumn that my gardening has taken a hit. Those that follow me on instagram (@diggingtheearth) will know that I had been supporting my Auntie through her end of life care. Something…

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. Β I have recently moved the plant down to the bottom of the plot nearby the redcurrant, so that they can both share the…

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 aboutΒ it quite frequently, every day that I spend at my desk or that it’s raining at the weekend,…