The Calm Before The Storm

Sounds like we’re going to be having a lot of wild weather next week.  I was hoping to pop to the plot to secure things down, but I’ve not managed to get down this weekend.  It’s been a bit on the warm side these past few days, but there’s been lots of lovely golden light…

Autumn Winds

Phew, well it’s been a bit of a blustery morning.  Dots of yellow leaves all over the pavements… I didn’t manage to get to the allotment this weekend but I did have a hour in the front garden, tidying the leaves (a never ending task – it looks as though I’ve not done a thing now!…

What A Day!

I have to admit I’m still buzzing from this weekend’s Open Day at our allotment.  It was such a great day 🙂 Blue skies, fluffy white clouds and the sun was shining down on us.  Everyone was rallying round setting up in the morning, ready for show time at 1pm 😀 Tables full of delicious…

Thank you ‘Little Lady’

This morning I received a very exciting email… Diane from the National Allotment Society informed me that I have WON FIRST PRIZE in their allotment photography competition!  I just couldn’t believe it 🙂 I’m completely over the moon and so happy I could burst.  They said they will try and use the other images I…

Bee Talk at Bud Garden Centre

I have to admit I’m slightly obsessed with bees.  After reading a book by James Dearsley ‘From A to Bee’, following his first year as a beginner beekeeper, I’m constantly thinking about beekeeping and all things of a buzzy nature 😀So it was perfect timing last week… me and Mr.B had a drive out to Bud Garden…

Fantastic Foxgloves

I only learnt yesterday that this week is Foxglove Week (Wednesday 28 May – Wednesday 4 June).  Armed with my camera, I’ve been out to our allotment to have a wander around the site, taking pictures of the striking towers of foxgloves 😀 So, I’m celebrating Foxglove Week with you… Here they are looking fabulous on…

Don’t You Just Love Freebies

The other week our new allotment neighbours gave us their surplus brassicas 😀 We’ve got some cauliflowers, broccoli and sprouts. Over the long weekend, armed with a trowel and some dolomite lime (we use this mixed in with the soil to prevent clubroot, which is rife on our site) we planted a mini brassica patch. This should…