Monthly Archives: July 2014

Allotment Journal: Weekly update

At the end of last week there was the most amazing storm. It had been a beautifully sunny day, it was around 8pm and I was outside on one of my balconies watering the seedling when suddenly the light levels started

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Allotment Journal: Weekly update….. updates

After a dry, hot June we finally got some much needed rain at the beginning of July. Being a fair weather gardener I only ventured to the allotment a couple of times during that week. Last week the weather became more settled

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Allotment Journal: Weekly update

It’s been another beautifully sunny week, and still no rain to speak of. The temperatures here on the south coast have reached the mid twenties, making it way too hot to work during the day. We’ve taken to going to the allotment either

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Aphids!

These tiny soft pear shaped insects are fast becoming the pest of the year. Apart from the odd black fly infestation on the globe artichokes, aphids haven’t really posed much of problem for us in the past. This year, however, aphids are out

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