Bountiful. A review of the season (so far…)

Forgive me, I’ve hardly blogged about the plot this summer. Recent weather aside (it’s a wet and windy Saturday afternoon as I write this), it’s a been a glorious summer and to be honest with you, we’ve just been so busy enjoying it down 18a. After a unseasonable cool start to the season full of worry whether we would ever get any kind of crop going, we approach the end of the growing season with a bumper crop of unexpected allotment loveliness. After a rather crappy first 6 months of 2013 for myself personally, the allotment and the abundance of nature there have helped me overcome my blues and banish my little rain clouds. So what’s been going on down 18a? Well let’s see…
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Turn Over a New Leaf.


I love autumn and even winter down our allotments. Once I’ve finally accepted the inevitable that the summer growing season is over. When the first tentative few frosts begin to bite at the last of the flowers, and the perennials make their retreat to sleep out the winter underground. Continue reading “Turn Over a New Leaf.”

Allotment Fox, where do you go?

Fox in the snow, where do you go
To find something you could eat?
Cause the word out on the street is you are starving
Don’t let yourself grow hungry now
Don’t let yourself grow cold
Fox in the snow

Fox in the snow – Belle & Sebastian

Recently down our allotments we’ve started to get a new visitor to our plots; a beautiful vixen Fox (at least we think it’s a vixen?) We first started to spot her creeping around the community hut in the broad autumnal daylight a few weeks ago. Boldly strolling around the plots casually un-alarmed by us humans. At first she kept her distance, never coming close but recently she’s grown quite bold. Continue reading “Allotment Fox, where do you go?”