Sowing Sweet Peas in January again

This is the second year I’ve grown sweet peas. The first was a disaster.

It all started so well. The peas were sown in October, germinated swiftly and grew with incredible energy.

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Embracing autumn on the allotment

There’s no pretending anymore. That everlasting summer has gone and autumn has arrived.

In fact, as I write, I realise winter has already opened the gate and is sneaking up the garden path. It will soon knock its frosty fingers on the door. Continue reading “Embracing autumn on the allotment”

Allotment Garden: May and Mixed emotions

There are many things I’ve learned since ‘finding’ gardening.

Of most significance is how in tune with the environment I’ve become. Detecting both the slow intimate changes, and the explosion of them when they takes place.

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Allotment garden: Catch up in spring

Where has the spring been?

After the snows of March, the rains that followed and for me, a brief but beautiful holiday in the sun, I’ve felt behind in my plans and activities on the allotment garden.

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Allotment gardening and harvesting reality – #MyRealView

Hands up if you read magazines?

*Me! Me! Me!*

I subscribe to a number of gardening magazines and I enjoy reading them. They provide some great advice, tips and plenty of inspiration for my allotment garden and for the topics I write about on the blog. Continue reading “Allotment gardening and harvesting reality – #MyRealView”