Monthly Archives: July 2008

Too Hot & A Large Pallet

Too hot for me, scrounged a huge pallet and found I was unfair to Wilkos - my senior moment

Cantankerous Frank

A really funny cartoon about allotments with a message.

Scorching! Planting Cauliflowers

Planting cauliflowers, lifting shallots and how not to grow onions. Netting lets me down.

Val Sorting Potatoes

Harvesting Anya Potatoes etc

Some victory over Aminopyralid and this year we will mostly be eating potatoes!

Aminopyralid Suspended Official

I'm seeing reports, unconfirmed at the moment, that the Aminopyralid based herbicides have been withdrawn and that the licence has been suspended.

Some Sunshine!

Bit of good weather so down to the plot, weeding and harvesting

Another Wet Week

New computer coming, first tomatoes and a petition to ban Aminopyralid

Commons Debate on Allotment Provision

Please consider writing to your MP to help those on the waiting list to get a plot.

Rain, Weeds & Allotment Beer Fridge!

More rain, weeding, NVS meeting, Bumble Bees in the compost heap and how to make a beer fridge on the allotment (wine cooler if you're posh!)

Choosing & Keeping Chickens

Review of fantastic book for new and experienced chicken keepers.

NVS Meeting

Fantastic meeting for the NVS at Willaston Allotments

Contaminated Manure Aminopyralid Update

Some photos of potatoes and beans affected by contaminated manure

Manure Problem Again! & Harvesting

Harvesting continues but another plot is struck by the contaminated manure problem.

Chickens in Summer

A warning about hens in the summer and keeping busy on the plot.

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