Tag Archives: grow your own

Revamping our Strawberry Bed

We have now had our allotment for 5 years and this means our strawberries and raspberries are getting weaker and producing poorer crops. After this period of time the threat of virus hangs over them. We renewed our raspberry canes … Continue reading

Posted in allotments, diy, fruit and veg, gardening, grow your own, natural pest control, recycling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Garden Bouquet for September

September is the month when the first signs of autumn creep in and there is something special happening to the light. Misty mornings give the garden a fresh atmosphere. Darkness comes too early each day. Fruit picking is the order … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, autumn colours, climbing plants, colours, flowering bulbs, fruit and veg, garden design, garden photography, gardening, grasses, grow your own, half-hardy perennials, hardy perennials, light, light quality, ornamental grasses, ornamental trees and shrubs, shrubs, succulents, trees, village gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A town riverside walk

Although we live close to our county town of Shrewsbury we go for months between visits to the banks of the River Severn, in whose loops the town sits snuggly. In the summer the council garnish the river banks with … Continue reading

Posted in allotments, Britain in Bloom, community gardening, flower show, fruit and veg, garden design, garden photography, gardening, gardens open to the public, grow your own, half-hardy perennials, renovation, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, town gardens, townscapes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Clumber Park – The Walled Garden

We have watched over the last few years how the walled garden at Clumber Park has been brought back to life. Although it is a few hours from home we visit at least once a year. Now it is a … Continue reading

Posted in allotments, community gardening, fruit and veg, garden photography, garden wildlife, gardening, grow your own, hardy perennials, meadows, National Trust, natural pest control, photography, The National Trust, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

New Plots to Come at Bowbrook Community Allotments

We have 68 plots at our allotment site, Bowbrook Allotment Community, and after just three seasons of being open we have a waiting list of about 50. Phase two was on the cards from the word go but with budget … Continue reading

Posted in allotments, birds, community gardening, fruit and veg, garden wildlife, gardening, grow your own | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Wander around the Allotments in February

My blog reporting on “A January Wander around the Allotments” was all about the cold, as my wander then was on a bright, sunny but cold day with the thermometer registering minus five. Today my wander was a real treat, with temperatures of plus seven, … Continue reading

Posted in allotments, fruit and veg, garden photography, garden wildlife, gardening, grow your own, hardy perennials, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lottie Leaves

What a crazy day to be on the lottie with gale force icy cold winds howling across and freezing fingers, toes and cheeks. But when the sun burst through the clouds – very short but bright bursts – it acted as … Continue reading

Posted in allotments, community gardening, fruit and veg, garden photography, gardening, grow your own, meadows | Tagged , , , , ,