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”
My kitchen without garlic is an empty, soulless place.
History is absolutely on my side with this perspective. Garlic has been worshipped throughout the course of humankind. Continue reading “Love Garlic? Then you have to grow your own”
I’ve learned it’s important to take a step back and reflect. I noticed this with my writing a while back. After hours (with some posts) or days (with many others) of writing down the words and ideas in my head, I’d often feel incredibly jumbled up.
Continue reading “5 Reasons to pause and reflect on the allotment garden”
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.
Continue reading “Allotment Garden: May and Mixed emotions”
With the pleasure of spring, comes pain.
Weeds are one of the top bugbears of the allotment gardener’s life. As a group, we complain about these plants as often as the British population as a whole grumble about the weather.
Continue reading “3 ways to manage weeds in the allotment garden”
I remember feeling excited and terrified stood in front of my original allotment garden for the first time. Continue reading “Allotment gardening and the importance of other people’s stories.”
Some of the most influential people in society have kept a journal.
Whether it was a component in their success is difficult to say, but they saw the need to keep a journal as an important exercise in their lives. Continue reading “5 reasons to keep an allotment garden journal”