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Waiting for Birch to Arrive

Arrived at the allotment site quite early and set myself up in my shed with the door firmly closed. The wind and rain lashed against the wood as I tried to stay warm inside. I’m waiting for my birch trees to arrive but all I’m told by the online nursery …

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Waiting for Birch to Arrive

Arrived at the allotment site quite early and set myself up in my shed with the door firmly closed. The wind and rain lashed against the wood as I tried to stay warm inside. I’m waiting for my birch trees to arrive but all I’m told by the online nursery …

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Bamboo and Birds

Overcast but dry was the order of the day. My main aim today was to purchase bamboo canes from the site shop which meant arriving by 10:30am. The bamboo canes will be used for Runner Beans and Climbing French Beans. I bought 50 canes for £20, more than I need …

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Roll out the barrow

Like most allotment sites there are communal wheelbarrows which can be used by members on a temporary basis. When you’ve finished with them you put them back so others can have a go. These are good if you need to transport something from your car to the plot but for …

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Tomatoes & Rusty Attacks Seedlings

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National Tea Day 2018

Well, who knew there was a day to celebrate the national drink of the UK – tea. On site today there was a tea party in the community hut. Different tea from around the world along with records played on an old gramophone, Glenn Miller music, that sort of tune …

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