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Category Archives: allotment

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      Now it looks like this!    It’s really starting to work!  My lemongrass growing attempt is happening. 

December 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

Lemongrass update

A few weeks ago I decided to grow lemongrass to make lemongrass tea.     I started by putting some shop bought lemongrass and putting it in water.  Four of the … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

A-maizing Allotment

when you neglect your allotment it’s quite simple. Weeds grow. They grow everywhere. They grow numerous. They grow fast.  They mask everything and choke it out.  We have one called … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 16 Comments

Back to blog

I wrote in July that I would be stopping with the daily blog and that I wanted some time off. I’d blogged a 365 and wanted to relax the treadmill.  … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 11 Comments


The allotment has a lot of interesting things. The plants and bees are often the star of the show.  But there are plenty of other residents.  These amazing metallic bugs … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 13 Comments

Holiday Plans

i like to aim to achieve stuff over the summer.  Stuff that gets left. Stuff that bothers me. Stuff that I’ve avoided.  Meanwhile I like to be productive. So getting … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Broad bean delight

I love broad beans. The shape, the smell, the colour, the fluffy pods, the taste.  I want to eat broad beans all day long.  But failing that we’ve had a … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 11 Comments

Look what I found

So its been a fairly weird season for vegetable gardening this year.  January and February were so dry that the ground is more dusty than normal. It seems as if … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

One plum tree again

a few weeks back I posted about our forlorn plum tree.  It’s called one plum with good reason.  We had debated whether to remove it from the allotment but then … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

Great Meals

After years of allotmenteering one of my favourite times is when the food starts coming together. And when meals develop, peppered with home grown elements.    This fantastic salad just … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 15 Comments

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