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Composting waste

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm considering collecting all my tea bags and potato peelings at home to put on the heap - I could easily add a fetching little compost crock to my Christmas list! Continue reading...
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Staking trees

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've never known rain like it (well, this being the UK, maybe I have). The poor old allotment is saturated, windswept and generally the worse for wear. Continue reading...
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Tidying the shed

By Jane Moore in Allotments
If your shed is anything like mine, it could probably do with a jolly good clear out. My shed becomes the repository for all sorts of bits and bobs through the summer months... Continue reading...
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Frost

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I was starting to wonder if we would get a frost this October. The weather's been so meek and mild of late, with winter looking a far way off. Continue reading...
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Drying onions

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've been drying out onions to prepare them for storage. This batch was lifted - from sodden beds - during the non-stop rains of late July, then spread in a single layer on crates and mushroom boxes in the shed. Continue reading...
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Composting

By Jane Moore in Allotments
It may have been a lousy summer for growing many crops but the wet weather bodes well for my compost. Continue reading...
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Sweet peas

By Jane Moore in Allotments
A bunch of sweet peas is far better than any air freshener, and the pastel colours are simply enchanting. Continue reading...
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My video blog at Gardeners' World Live

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm here at BBC Gardeners' World Live in Birmingham...I'm on Joe's allotment...I thought I'd check out what the competition was like. Continue reading...
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Purple sprouting broccoli

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I love the first harvest of the new season - it's so welcome after the long dark winter. Continue reading...
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Suppressing weeds with carpet

By Jane Moore in Gardeners' musings
Along with the sap rising, the birds cavorting and my enthusiasm surging, the weeds are growing with a vengeance. Continue reading...
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