This is a great time of year to have an allotment. It has been time to harvest the pumpkin – that have ripened quicker than in previous years due to our hot summer. Continue reading “Allotment diary 15th September 2018 – harvest time”
The long hot spell finally broke and we’re back to typically British summer weather – warm and intermittently wet.
The allotments are bursting with produce at this time of year Continue reading “Allotment diary 26th August – enjoying the crops”
Before having an allotment I was not a fan of rain and especially not in summer but this year we’ve been longing for some! And this weekend the dry spell finally broke Continue reading “Allotment diary 2nd Aug – finally some rain”
The longest heatwave in English history continues – and it feels like months since we had any rain. The daily watering continues: Continue reading “Allotment diary 14th July: berries and currants and squashes”
The heatwave continues with temperatures in their high 20s every day, and barely a cloud in the sky, let alone any prospect of rain. So, the daily watering continues, Continue reading “Allotment diary 30th June 2018 – jams, chutneys, lots of watering”
So the strawberry glut continues, we’re giving them away to all who will take them and barely keeping up with picking them. Continue reading “Allotment diary 20th June – strawberry glut, watering and hoeing”