Parental Visitation

The weekend was scheduled for the installation of the guttering and water butt, a task I’d handed over to Lynn but not before I had passed on the benefit of …

Carrot Torment

I’m on the edge with my carrots. Three squandered seed packs later, I’m wondering whether to just walk away and forget that the sweet, orange roots ever existed in my …

Wot no Grandkids?

My parents arrived today, searching for grandkids as predicted. Finding the flat childless, they were persuaded to walk along to the allotment in search of productivity. There I handed them …

Sadly Barren

The title applies to me and not the plot which continues to be satisfyingly productive as todays steamer contents will confirm. I had a phone call today from my parents …

Fungal Foray

For Christmas this year I got a couple of packs of mushroom “seed” or more accurately, packs of wooden dowells impregnated with mushroom mycelium. I went up to Yorkshire for …

Industrial Espionage

The Great North Run travel arrangements put paid to all plans for allotment labouring this weekend but I was able to do a reccy of some East Yorkshire plots and …