Tag Archives: Allotment

New leggings – up a tree!

I have been looking for some leggings. “Why?”, you may ask.  I can only say that I know I’m getting older, but I have lost a lot of weight, and I’m fairly proud of myself, and my shape.  So there. … Continue reading

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Smaller allotment undergoes big changes

We finally got a new agreement from the Council for a new smaller allotment.  We are keeping the northern end of the old plot, now designated 4B.  In order to get more growing space we are removing two ash trees … Continue reading

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Homegrown Dinner – September 2016

Now this is a doozie (is that a word?, I think I’ve seen it before, rather out of date now – but it came to me, just after I thought “now this is a”, so there you go). As I … Continue reading

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Peter Messer gives a talk

On the 20th July Jackie and I went to Lewes for a quick supper at the Lewes Arms complete with Harveys Best and Butcombe Hop Eye before going on to hear artist in egg tempera Peter Messer talk about his work. … Continue reading

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Poppies, weeds/not weeds.

A few days ago Jackie brought a bunch of unopened poppies from the allotment, where they had been rudely removed to make way for food plants.  They were sad and limp, but after nearly a week in water they are … Continue reading

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Home grown food

Well some of it anyway.  Good old reliable lentil  bake with our own onions, deliciously sweet and brought from the allotment this afternoon, with a few beans and lots of young kale, and, just for show, one tomato from the … Continue reading

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Three hours on the allotment

We are going away soon so are trying to get the allotment in a state to remain tidy until we return.  Jackie was keen that we harvest at least some of the Broad Beans. Meanwhile I planted young leeks, too … Continue reading

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