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I’m in the process of designing my latest attempt at a truly indestructible polytunnel. Our allotment is on the side of a hill at the top of a valley that faces the sea. The winds we get in winter are incredible. One of my attempts at a plastic greenhouse was
A while ago down near the bottom of the 24/A I painted the bowl of an old green discarded wheel barrow with bits of black bitumen paint, giving it a sort of camouflage look. I turned it upside down and lent it outside against the chicken mesh of the fence.
I’ve started a string of Chilli Peppers for drying now that the chilli harvest is underway. Each Chilli Pepper is just threaded with a needle and thread; I keep the needle attached so I can just keep adding new peppers they are harvested. There’s a lot more peppers waiting to
Below is an article by Charles Dowding on No-Dig allotments, and if you are just starting on an allotment this guide is useful for getting it started the no-dig way. Allotments No-Dig is not a new thing; it’s been around since at least the 1940s and is about maintaining the
It was too wet for the allotment today, and it has to be pretty wet to keep me away. The weather has been biblical here in Sussex. Never to waste a good opportunity we headed off to our local Tate’s garden centre and picked up two things we’re currently missing;