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 […]

Don’t shake the bottle!

Forgot my phone today, so sadly there are no pictures of the now rather natty looking shed, with its guttering painstakingly re-fitted and the level measured to make sure water flows the right way. That sounds obvious I know, but for the last 10 months one end has been listing […]

New pear tree

Not so much actual plot work done today or yesterday, but I have nearly finished re-painting the shed and putting on all the extra pieces of wood that came with the kit last October. The only trouble being that a) some of them are missing, and b) the instructions are […]

Time flies…

A supposedly quick trip up today turned into more time than I want to admit… Trimmed the grass, evicted 4 frogs from under a rotting wood panel (panel to be […]

Allotment swaps

Allotment swaps this weekend. Michelle’s site is on a seam of flint, is council-run and still very much a start-up . Lots of the plots are not let/worked, which must be a challenge. We reduced the grass paths from foot-high weeds to lawn-like trimness with shears, rescued a pigeon from […]

Of jams and future fennelets

It was a lovely evening for a quick visit up at the plot and a nice breeze to keep away the evil biting things. Checked over the squashes and sweetcorn cobs, squashed slugs and munched on a few tomatoes, beans and cape gooseberries. Most of the tomatoes are still very […]