Author: Steve Richards

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Allotment Diary–Thursday 21 July 2016

This is my first day working the allotment for a few days, although I’ve cropped more frequently and it was wonderful to really get stuck into some real work.  The first job, that was desperately needed, was to brush up all the wind fall apples from the orchard and give...

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Allotment Diary–Friday 15 July 2016

Major cropping day today, all headed for the dinner tables and tomorrow’s smoothies and salad Jon cropped the potatoes.  Then Jon trimmed all of the chives but one (left for cropping) they will soon regrow nice and fresh.  The tidy of the chives left the rest of the bed clear...

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Where I Host My Blog

I’ve hosted this blog on PressHarbor for many years now, probably close to the 12 years that they’ve been running.  In all that time I’ve found it to be the most enjoyable of experiences.  The platform has been rock solid and the support has been superlative, top quality advice, fast...

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Allotment Diary–Tuesday 12 July 2016

I’ve been focusing on the Britain In Bloom competition for the last couple of days and spent another hour this morning mowing the paths, it looked pretty good! I finally got some serious time to dedicate to my own plot today and that meant starting to turn my attention towards...

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Allotment Diary–Monday 11 July 2016

I’m not feeling too well today and it was raining, so I popped into Tesco, always anticipating a potential gardening bargain from there and I was not disappointed.  I managed to buy 10 large planters for £10, perfect for late carrots and I bought a couple of packets of fly...

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Allotment Diary–Sunday 10 July 2016

Cropped the last of the onions today, most of the allotmenteers are complaining of losing their crops to the onion fly, so can’t be too careful! Cleared the old strawberry bed now the crop is finished and stored the plants in the pallet fence Steph did some of the planting...