Weeds, Sunburn and a Garden Fork

Realising what I had taken on, I soon endeavored to get busy with digging. The first chance I had I took a week’s leave from work and spent three days at the allotment. I was determined to prove the wife wrong – it was no big deal and wouldn’t take long to clear the forest of weeds….

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From the Roots Up – Where it all started

I thought it was appropriate to start this blog with recalling how I got to where I am now. In this, I simply mean how I ended up with an allotment, how I came to be planting what I am now in pots on the balcony and what I have learnt so far. This is what the next few posts are likely to be focused on.

I suppose it started with an interest in trying some gardening, and our opportune moving into a flat with some (although not much) outside space.

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