Category: Allotment

Allotment Diary (July – Week 4)

It’s been another hot and dry week. These hot days really sap my energy and the hot nights make it very difficult for me to sleep. I’ve made it through the nights with a cooling mattress, supplemented by frozen ‘hot water’ bottles. I’ve managed to spend a couple of days...

Allotment Diary (July – Week 2)

I’ve done almost no gardening this week as we’ve been concentrating on family. Anna, Thom and Mimi are visiting us from London. We’ve been out on the beach every day walking and playing with Mimi (the dog), I’ve been hiking with Thom and we’ve spent loads of time in the...

Allotment Diary (June – Week 4)

After feeling back to full strength again last week, this week saw me feeling overly fatigued again for a few days, but I’ve gradually returned to normal again. I’m not sure what’s going on but at least it’s the right time for it. Living is easy in summer and we’ve...

Allotment Diary (June – Week 2)

It’s been a tough week, I started to feel ill on Tuesday and basically my body shut down on me. I’ve felt incredibly weak, climbing the stairs is a big effort, muscles sore, throat sore, light fever. I’m still feeling rough as I write this, but fortunately I felt fine...

Allotment Diary (June – Week 1)

It definitely feels like the gardening is over now for a while. The kitchen garden only needs attention for about 20 minutes a day and that’s almost all watering containers. I finished the allotment planting early in the week, so it’s all watering and weeding there too. We have much...

Allotment Diary (May – Week 5)

This week was the last big push and I’m effectively finished planting the allotment and the kitchen garden now. Debbie’s plot is almost fully planted too. Anyone who gardens though knows that ‘finished’ is always a very poor word to describe the state of a garden. Next week I will...