Winter update

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“There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues”. – Hal Borland What better way to spend a wet December day than planning for next year’s planting. It gives a real feeling of hope and a spring to look forward […]

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Poor Man’s Capers, anyone?

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For some reason my husband calls all flowers Nasturtiums. Maybe this is because Nasturtium is a good word to say (which it is), or because he thinks he’s being funny (which he isn’t) or because he doesn’t know the names of flowers well and this “joke” gives him an excuse not to learn. Naturally this […]

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Propagation at 28a

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Oblivious to the morning trafficTwo brown mothsJive madly in the sunshineAir-kissing and flirting above my head –Two crazy rock ’n’ rollers tipsy on love. Through the latch gateGrass is bedewelled. Now with sheds unlocked, tools selectedWatering cans fullI set to work on the allotment.Our robin’s on Worm WatchSweetly singing in the tree.The spade cuts into […]

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Blackberries

Autumnal thoughts

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There’s been some rather impressive autumn hedgerows in our lovely part of the country this year. Bushes and brambles laden with berries and wild rosehips whilst fruit trees were drooping at the knees with Quince, Apples and Pears. Maybe this was due to the warm, if somewhat dry, summer we have just experienced. Whatever the […]

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Summer days at allotment28a

A warm welcome

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There’s something about gardening that inspires sharing. Not just seeds and produce but knowledge and experiences too. We are asking Rye Flower and Veg Show supporters and entrants to send us anything they’d like included via the contact us page We are delighted to welcome Shelley as our very first blogger Hello, my name is […]

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Exciting times ahead

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We have great delight in announcing the launch of our brand new website. A very warm welcome to all of you. For the time being we are simply planning to keep you all up to date with our plans and the gardening year. We would particularly like to include any images or stories you may […]

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