You can learn a lot of things from the flowers

… Especially in the month of June.  I can’t quite believe that Sunday was the Summer Solstice.  This year is flying by! I spent some time with my camera on the allotment, taking time to appreciate the flowers and the busy bees 🙂 the strawberries are ripening too…                                                    I hope you had a…

Barnfield Allotment Plant Sale 2015

I enjoy visiting different allotment sites.  There’s so much to look at and discover.  You even get the odd inspiration! Last weekend was Barnfield Allotment’s annual plant sale, I’m happy to say the weather was lovely 😀 (Last year it poured buckets which made shopping a bit on the wet side!). We decided to go…

Rhubarb In Abundance

The rhubarb patch is flourishing! I can’t believe how fast it grows – we can’t eat it quick enough! Lovely magenta thick stems of tangy and sweet deliciousness 🙂 there’s just too much of it.  I’ve been round to our neighbours and asked if they’d like some… ‘Yes please!’ 🙂 it’s great when you can…

Book Review : The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener by Cinead McTernan

With our allotment being quite small, I always plan carefully what we grow in our limited space.  It’s surprising what you can grow in such a small area.   I’ve been thinking though… wouldn’t it be great to have some fresh salad leaves for our sandwiches, or strawberries that I can just pop into the garden and…

Let The Chitting Begin

This weekend me and Mr.Bee visited a local potato day 🙂 Who’d have thought there were so many different varieties of spuds?  We were spoilt for choice really!  Armed with a list of the potatoes on offer, we walked around with our box ready to fill up.  There were herbs, vegetable seeds, fruit trees and…

Happy Halloweeeeen!

Wishing you all a spooky Halloween… 😀 This year’s pumpkin feels more special, because we’ve grown it ourselves 🙂 Here’s Peter pumpkin’s journey… And here his journey ends… I’ll be enjoying some pumpkin soup and will try my hand a making a pumpkin pie with the rest of my little pumpkin family 😀 I’m off on…

The Calm Before The Storm

Sounds like we’re going to be having a lot of wild weather next week.  I was hoping to pop to the plot to secure things down, but I’ve not managed to get down this weekend.  It’s been a bit on the warm side these past few days, but there’s been lots of lovely golden light…

What A Day!

I have to admit I’m still buzzing from this weekend’s Open Day at our allotment.  It was such a great day 🙂 Blue skies, fluffy white clouds and the sun was shining down on us.  Everyone was rallying round setting up in the morning, ready for show time at 1pm 😀 Tables full of delicious…