The Allotment Diaries

Planning for 2021

This time last year, I was full of plans for my new allotment bed. I’d filled it, weeded it, and sowed a green manure crop of red clover, which looked amazing – apparently. I never saw it ‘in real life’ as Welsh lockdown rules meant no driving to take exercise, and plans had to be scrapped. I didn’t go back until late summer.

Fingers crossed things will be better for 2021 and these delayed plans will come to fruition.

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The Final Allotment Diaries 2020

The featured image is the small pond we pass to get to the allotments. It shows the car park and the main path; our access is to the left, out of sight. In the background is part of the mountain where I live, though our village is further round to the left and not visible.

This is a link to the park. Not a park in the conventional sense, but a proposed heritage park celebrating links with nearby Roman Chester. The video is a projection of the site in the future, not as it looks now.

And this is where we are – a very small part of a larger landscape.

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The Allotment Diaries: 11 August 2020

As I re-open the pages of my Allotment Diary, it is 22 weeks since I last visited the allotments. All my plans were scuppered by Covid19, but it is time to get back on track.

Task One

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When my shady patio is liberally sprinkled with fresh sawdust, it means we have started a new project. In this case Version 2 of the rabbit proof cages/barriers for the allotment bed. Continue reading “The Allotment Diaries: 11 August 2020”