Month: September 2013

Harvest festival

I went round to Mum’s and picked up a carrier of windfall Bramleys. And then I remembered seeing all the blackthorn in blossom over the fields, so I thought I […]

Racing the sunset

Another quick visit tonight – it’s hard to get much done when the sun sets an hour after I get there! I may need to get my head torch out… A lovely side of allotmenteering seen tonight: a very kind person has found my missing glove and left it on a […]

Cover your ears…

AAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH! I took a sneaky peek at how full my waterbutt is  after all this rain (very full, almost to the brim!). In the process I’ve bust the careful balancing act inside it and the downpipe is no longer attached to the guttering. So now I have to get up […]

Rain stops play

Am sitting on the edge of the sofa, watching the rain come down. Today I was supposed to be digging up the Desirees and marking out the blue bed. And doing some much-missed digging. Mebbe I can sneak up in a few hours. So…..instead I’ve ordered seeds and done some […]

Hoping for an Indian summer

Not much done at the plot this weekend – a combination of rain and socialising. I’ve just realised that I’m not going to be around much on the weekends between now and mid-November, so plot-work will be confined to Fridays and as much post or pre-work time as there is […]

Typhoid Marys

I am thoroughly encoldened. I blame commuting on the tube. Everyone’s back from their holidays with a new set of germs… I’ve also nettled my fingertips through thin gloves. Typing […]

Quince planting

Yesterday was a full afternoon down at the plot, and by the end of it I couldn’t move. I’ve had too much time off from digging and got soft… But at […]