Diary 2013

Storm readiness

One last visit before a week away in Italy. And with a storm looming which may or may not be another Michael Fish moment. I am a little worried! So I’ve left my new path unfinished, screwed the shed roof to the frame (thanks for the tip Alan!), huddled all […]

Work party weekend

Again, only a few hours at the plot this weekend. And flat batteries in the drill means I didn’t get any further with bed construction. Still, I’ve emptied one of the culticaves of mouldy tomatoes and need to take it home for washing out and packing away for next year. And […]

Still can’t grow a decent swede

It’s getting crowded in here: 5 chillies on the bedroom windowsill, 4 more on the landing with 2 cape gooseberries for company, 2 aubergines in the spare room (with fruit on *smugface*). Him Indoors just sighs now. Which is good, because there are 2 habaneros and 2 lemondrops still up in […]

Great Chilli Rescue

It was a very quick trip this morning to start the Great Chilli Rescue – sneaking pots of plants into the flat and onto the landing. I brought home 3 […]

Beetroot cake, anyone?

Fabulous day at the plot – sunny and a little breezy. I don’t think that the tomatoes are going to last much longer, so I’m cutting branches to pick the fruit. The plants look knackered. I picked and picked, but there are still so many left! It’s been such a […]

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 […]