Monthly Archives: March 2011

Water Butts & Blueberries

Potting on the blueberries, got a temporary water butt set up and a warning about those sheep.

Hello Sheep!

Sheep arrive in the fields around the house and I'm officially a twit.

Setting Up the Vegetable Plot

Thinking about what the best way to set up the vegetable plot is. It's not so easy converting pasture as renovating an allotment.

Tree Planting

Planting native trees to improve the ecology and provide us with some useful fruit, nuts and a bit of firewood.

Our New Garden Shed

New Garden Shed Arrives

Our new shed arrives, built in 3 hours and given a coat of preserver in another 3. It should last me out!

Lime and Farmyard Manure

Some thoughts from 90 years ago about lime and artificial fertilisers and manures that are as relevant today as they were then.

Water Butts & Planting a Tree

Setting up the water butts, moving granite rocks, planting our first tree here and a bit of an accident.

New Shed Base Finished

The builders have finished and the new shed base constructed ready for the shed which arrives on Tuesday.

Allotment Rent Increases

Allotment rents are set to increase hugely and if we don't act they'll price us off the plot.

The Right Tool for the Job

With the right tool, jobs are far easier than struggling along with the wrong tool.


Wood Chippings on the Vegetable Plot

I had an email asking me about wood chippings on the allotment. It says: I was reading the tips on clearing the allotment, the overgrown allotment. I have found it to be very useful as I’ve had my plot a
March 2011

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