So it's been a while since I frequented the allotment. The weather is definitely feeling more wintery by the day. There isn't a lot growing going on at the moment. Still I thought I'd better pop down to check nothing was out of place. My onions are growing steadily and the garlic has started to … Continue reading Brussels Sprouts!
Now that most of the produce grown has fulfilled it's purpose I thought I would spend this glorious day recapping what seeds worked well for us this summer, from the purchases I made earlier in the year. Instead of you know, actually being on the allotment, making the most of the sun before winter! You … Continue reading 2018 Seed Recap
Hello Hello! So over the past couple of weeks I have been busy tidying up my plot for 'inspections' and getting it prepped and put to bed for winter. I've not really shared much progress from the plot recently so I thought I would give you a pre-tidy tour of my allotment. Its a pre-tidy … Continue reading Allotment Tour/Autumn Tidy Up.
If there is one thing I NEVER feel guilty about buying, it's books! If it's books about gardening and growing then even better, because then they're educational and will help me get the best out of my allotment. I'd like to share with you my recent little book haul, I managed to get these from … Continue reading Books!
It's been a while since I checked in. The heatwave we had put a stop to gardening at the allotment, as I took shelter in the shade. I'm fair skinned so I don't last long in the heat. That and being in the North West of the UK i'm used to cooler summers haha! My … Continue reading Autumn Is Coming
Ah! Here we are day 10, 1/3 of the way through the challenge. Today I discovered one of our tadpole friends is starting to grow his frog legs. They are super tiny at the moment and no picture I try to capture does it any justice. It is so exciting to see the metamorphosis starting. … Continue reading Day 10 // 30 Days Wild
Today I briefly visited the allotment. It was in need of a water after all this dry weather we seem to be having (Really what is going on with that?). It was lovely to see things are actually fruiting. I have many strawberries some of which I have been lucky to beat the critters to. … Continue reading Day 06 // 30 Days Wild
I hope everyone has enjoyed their Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Was the Easter Bunny generous? My 3 year old managed to accumulate 10 eggs off 4 people! I'm sure the dentist will be delighted. As always I had high hopes for the leisurely weekend. Soon to be dashed by the realisation that actually we had … Continue reading Easter Weekend
Apologies for how quiet I have been. With all the snow we have had, I've been unable to get up to the allotment. Hopefully that will change this weekend and I will be able to post a better update. I got bored of waiting for warmer weather so have started some seeds off at home … Continue reading Mini update: Seedlings despite the weather.
We've had some lovely bright, if not chilly days up here recently and it's really got me thinking about spring and what seeds to sow this year. I put my order in with Suttons Seeds, our allotment benefits from a discount code so I made full use of that! I also ordered my seed potatoes … Continue reading My 2018 Seed Selection