The Fruits of Our Labour

  As well as Strawberries, the other fruits on our allotment are beginning to swell, with the Gooseberries, Raspberries and Apples not far behind.  Our Gooseberries are well netted to keep the birds off, and now the Raspberries are starting to fruit (despite supposedly being an Autumn variety), they will need netting too.  We’ve had…

What a Difference a Week Makes

Going away on holiday is always slightly trepidacious for allotmenteers.  Left to their own devices for a week or fortnight, will the crops be alive or dead on our return ?  Will we have a freak spell of hot weather, a flood, or a plague of pests which burns / drowns / eats the unpatrolled…