In case you hadn’t got the pun, this is a long awaited allotment update. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had a long stint there, though Dave has done some weeding and harvesting on his way home from work on the odd occasion. I was fully expecting a jungle, so I wasn’t at…… Continue reading Trying Not to Lose the Plot
Did you read that in the title? June! The weather seems to have forgotten and the recent storms have meant that the allotment soil has been reverted back to February levels of sogginess (basically knee deep mud). We’ve not been as much as we’d like because of that, as although we don’t mind the kids…… Continue reading Allotment Mid June Update
You may remember this post about my Granny’s opinion on weeds from a few weeks ago. Today at the allotment that thought came back to me as we found some unexpected plants (thankfully not as troublesome as Mare’s Tail!) The previous allotment tenant apparently used to grow potatoes (and onions, but mainly ‘tates’). The recent…… Continue reading When Is A Weed Not A Weed?
Today really has had a mix of feelings, highs and lows. We (and literally every other allotmenteer at our site) were unfortunately victims of a mass shed break in. The photo above shows the damage caused as they ripped the hasp off the shed door. Our neighbour called Dave at 6am to let him know…… Continue reading Allotment Ups and Downs
“A weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place.” Granny c.1990 Right now I am inclined to disagree with Granny, though I am sure there are many places where weeds (or wildflowers as some would prefer them to be known) are welcome and indeed encouraged. I know that insects love them and that…… Continue reading RIP weeds