Monthly Archives: June 2006

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Merry Tiller to the Rescue, Pigeon Problems

Shouting at pigeons because I lack killer instinct even when they are caught eating my brassicas and the Merry Tiller to the rescue next door.

Celljump AS Financial Problems and Weeding

The mantis problem resolved easily is the good news and the Alicante trip was a disaster the bad news. Weeding plot 29 and natural pest control team at work.

Allotment Competition Update, Onion Problems

Allotment Competition update, tidying up plot 5 and harvesting Japanese onions plus problems with the Mantis and new people on the site

Potato Blight, Allotment Competition Predictions

First potatoes, fighting fungal blight and wondering where all the water went as well as admiring Wistaston's answer to Glastonbury festival. Plus my prediction for the allotment competition.

Allotment Thief, Replacing Runner Beans

Problems on the site, entering the competition and planting beans in the rain. Plus the frustrations of plans being thwarted by inconsiderate customers.

Weeding and Harvesting the Strawberries

A little weeding followed by harvesting strawberries with three little helpers.

Garden Centre in France and French Allotments

An away day in France with a quick tour of the French DIY store Leroy Merlin who seem to take gardening a bit more seriously than our stores.

Growing Cauliflowers Re-visited

If at first you don?t succeed, sow some more cauliflowers. A visit to a posh garden centre and sorting the greenhouse.

Comfrey Feeding Tomatoes and Cauliflower Problems

Catching up when the day cooled down and wondering if tis is going to be a bumper year or a disaster year on the allotment.

Onions, Brassicas and the Allotment Shop

Moaning about London, cloches back to the shed and special offers in the allotment shop,

Onions, Potatoes and Organic or Chemical Control

Self sufficient in potatoes but threats on the horizon. The onions force me into a choice I?m not happy with although I think it was the best option and the Merry Tiller helps out again

Allotment Plots Status Reports

A good weekend on the plot so starting to catch up but a mysterious blight on some onions is concerning me. A quick status check on the plot, taking stock

Compost, Comfrey and Cauliflowers

Featuring my new addition to the culinary repertoire, baby cauliflower. 5 to the portion. Cut down the rest of the comfrey and planting out more brassicas, which I hope will do better.

Grass Snake on the Plot and re-sowing French and Runner Beans

Son of Sid in the compost heap and the two man tent cloche is up. At least the comfrey is doing well so the major cut begins. Concerns over the onions as some are having problems.

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