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Gooseberry bushes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm convinced it wasn't brambles surrounding the castle where Sleeping Beauty slept, but gooseberry bushes. Continue reading...
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Ordering vegetable seeds

By Jane Moore in Allotments
In January and February I like to get all my seed and plant orders underway as it's usually the perfect weather to stay indoors. Continue reading...
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Out in the cold

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Our cold frame performed superbly this season, providing us with a late crop of chillies and a couple of pak choi. Continue reading...
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Hooray for pak choi!

By Jane Moore in Allotments
After a seemingly endless period of dismal drear, we finally made it to the plot on a cold, crisp frosty day... woolly hat and socks were de rigueur. Continue reading...
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Reach for the sky

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm always rather staggered by Jerusalem artichokes. Firstly, by their impressive and evocative name....secondly, by their sheer size! Continue reading...
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Rich pickings

By Jane Moore in Allotments
It suddenly feels like summer is gone! The days are shorter almost overnight and there's that autumnal nip in the air. There was even a frost here the other day. Continue reading...
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Plants by post

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I can't believe it's September already! There's even a hint of autumn in the air, the holly berries are starting to turn and there have been heavy dewfalls overnight as well. Continue reading...
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Annual allotments week

By Jane Moore in Allotments
What a great chance to check out what other plotters are doing nearby! Events will be going on all over the country as part of this annual allotments week so keep your eyes on the local press for details. Continue reading...
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Purple-sprouting passion

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm busily into planting up all the winter and spring crops - all my brassicas including kale, cabbages and purple-sprouting broccoli. Continue reading...
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Summer's here!

By Jane Moore in Allotments
This week it's looking like summer at last! I think we're all getting some sun and, boy, is it a welcome sight. Continue reading...
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