Category Archives: Allotment

bean feast

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orange

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mellowing

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colour

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clearing

Time to clear the broad beans to make space for the winter kales that have been growing on in the greenhouse. Surprising how long it all takes, but very satisfying to go from a post-productive, weedy and dead leaf covered … Continue reading

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pickings

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primavera

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roses and a peony

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busy times

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sprouting

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surrogate flowers

Recent displacement activity, missing both skiing and flowers, I knitted a cashmere ski hat with a flowery motif. Good diversion while waiting for the garden to wake up 🙂

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midwinter pickings

So few grains of happiness measured against all the dark and still the scales balance. Jane Hirshfield

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gage tree and brassicas

The Old Gage tree I planted 2 years ago mysteriously started to die just as it was in the full glory of spring blossoming – an ominous harbinger, though we didn’t know it yet, of the year to come. On … Continue reading

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hooray

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May the long time sun shine upon youAll love surround youAnd the pure light within youGuide you all the way on * *Mike Heron – The Incredible String Band (1968)

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easy allotment supper

And here below is today’s harvest, all looking good apart from the gnarly carrots which, although the root flies got to them, still taste lovely – excellent for soffritto base.

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rosy posy

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july smiles

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high dry summer

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grow grow grow

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