Monthly Archives: July 2013

allotment show success

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a productive day

I particularly like the Spanish marmalade jar, bought in anticipation of this very purpose. I also made this wee hat today (with lots of hand washing to avoid jammy stickiness!) – it was rather fiddly to do on circular needles … Continue reading

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self-seeded verbena bonariensis? – yes, it was!

the evidence

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high summer abundance

Suddenly it’s all happening and the huerto takes longer to harvest than to maintain. The most delightful surprise from a culinary point of view for me has been the golden cylindrical beetroot, which has grown huge and yet, to my … Continue reading

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allotment supper – before & after

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now that’s more like it!

  So at last the sunshine is well and truly here. And everything is starting to look abundant and as imagined back in the cold days of hope and muddy hard work! I’m particularly pleased with the stripey tigerella tomato … Continue reading

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Paint Job

the newly painted shed – 3 coats later

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broad beans – first harvest

The broad bean harvest was an eclectic business – I’d planted several varieties; the inevitable Aquadulce Claudia (planted in January indoors) then Crimson Flowered and Imperial Green Longpod (which lived up to its name), Witkiem Manita and some other little … Continue reading

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