Haphazard footage from the first ever sweet potato harvest from the plot. It didn't go that great. I was hoping for more. I don't think it was warm enough this year and I didn't invest in cloches. But, lessons learnt and I will probably try again next year.
Since having the allotment, I've tried to base the meals we eat as a family around the crops that are in season. Here are the recipes I've enjoyed, so far, this Autumn.
Today I did some work in the Blueberry cage, to prepare for the winter. After a good weed, I planted some Iris reticulata bulbs "Harmony" and some Crocus blue pearl. I then mulched the raised beds with a good thick layer of coniferous wood chip. The two bright red blueberry bushes features in my film... Continue Reading →
In my blog post about my visit to York in August, I hinted at my appreciation for hollyhocks, especially when they are contrasting against a painted wall. My family holiday to Skåne in Sweden has only enhanced my delight in hunting for hollyhocks, to the point where I couldn't pass one without taking a photo and... Continue Reading →
I saw lots of interesting things at Derry's Field Allotments, but I've chosen three highlights. Some of these ideas I'd like to use next year, some are just interesting and intriguing, and some are so far outside the bubble of my own allotment site that they are actually banned.
The garden is one of the two great metaphors for humanity. The garden is about life and beauty and the impermanence of all living things....
On Saturday, I visited another allotment site here in Woking: Derry's Field. They had a site open day, due to it being "National Allotment Week", and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a good nose around. After all the usual Saturday morning clubs, activities and general family faffing around, we arrived quite late... Continue Reading →