Millions of Peaches…

It’s been a while since my last post, I have changed jobs and been pretty tired and lethargic so haven’t really had the energy to do much beside eat, sleep and watch MasterChef. However, I am now the proud owner of a beautiful ‘Peregrine’ peach tree that came from a fantastic grower in Faversham called…

Seasons draw in

It’s been a nice week in Canterbury, weather-wise – the autumn is in full swing and I’m really appreciating the beautiful colours and shapes of the leaves around in the streets and front gardens – the house opposite ours has a climber (I think it’s wisteria) that’s leaves are a gorgeous red. There is also…

Pathways

Joe and I went down to the plot yesterday. Some cheeky purple shoots of the green manure are poking through the soil to the side of the shed and on the left by the border with the mysterious ghost gardeners next door. I’ve never seen them but they seem to be there – they have…

Planning but no action

Joe and I went to a couple of home improvement shops on the weekend to get some stuff to lay a path and some compost for the allotment. It’s suddenly got quite cold here and when I visited the plot to put some food waste on the compost it looked very sad and rejected. I…

Green manure is in!

On Monday I had a glorious time breaking up clods of mud and raking over bits that the guys had already dug over to prepare for the green manure seeds – the weather was still unseasonably warm. I think that the vibrations from the fork I was using gave me a headache but it was…

Pumpkin glut (not pumpkin butt!)

I can’t wait to grow some squashes! I love them – especially unusual varieties such as the Crown Prince. It’s a bluish green beauty with a bright orange inside that tastes delicious – much better than ordinary orange pumpkins and butternut squashes that are ubiquitous at this time of year.  I drew a crappy picture…

Allotment novice eek.

We moved house in June and I didn’t realise how much I’d miss my garden this summer/autumn so I was really happy that I got my allotment as quickly as I did. Taking it on felt like one of the most grown up things I’d ever done even though I’m married, have been living away…