Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Time I updated!

The Yule log has been decorated for the festive season! Here are some November / December pics.

New strawberry plants in my new piece of plot.

Chinese sword leaf lettuce thriving into the cold months, and planters ready for next season.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Water feature!

OK, so it's not up to Charlie Dimmock standards, but with free bits and a some imagination, I could have frogs eating my slugs next year!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I've somehow managed to aquire anothr quarter plot right next to mine again!
Made a start.....

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

July Update!

Forum visitors!

New staging for the poly-tunnel.

A conducted tour!

The scarecrow speaks!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Growing like triffids!

At last, red tomatoes! The unstopable shark fin melon and spaghetti marrow, you can almost see them growing!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Allotment pics.

The new camera! Testing Gareth's pallet salvaging bar on the plots!


Carrotts growing in a tub, all eaten now! The kiwi fruit has decided it's time to grow this year!

From the plot, pickled white beetroot!

A few onions!

One day soon they'll turn red!

Shark's fin melon, growing like a triffid!

91 year old Walter eyeballing two swarms of bees!

Monday, 6 June 2011


This is the usually spotless RADAR toilet in Lincoln's Castle Square. What was this person's disability I wonder?

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Hungry birds!

Both the robin and blackbird were so intent on getting food for their young, neither were bothered by me and were close enough to take these pictures with my mobile!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Sunny April!

Another break in, a bit of damage but not a lot missing, except for next doors non-ferrous scrap wiring, which they burnt off the insulation on the plots! No one saw it of course! French yellow dwarf beans now under fleece, as are my St. George runners.
Green trev cauli seedlings also went in today.

Friday, 25 March 2011

An archway!

Made from recycled timber (and in some cases recycled nails) an arched entry to my plot!
This year it may have tiny tomatoes on it!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Julien upsets Felicity!

He told her as she was stood about with a broom, she might as well sweep the path!
She said some magic words and off she went!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

abc1 him/her

Strange title I know, but I think I may have been refered to as such on another blog!
On an excellent frugality forum I visit on a regular basis, a man/woman, who is well known for frugal living on a pension. Have bus pass will travel, make do and mend, search for bargains etc, all of which I do myself to a certain extent (I'm also a pensioner), but it transpired he/she had a car that had been involved in an accident, so the frugal means of replacing said car was duly explained.
I found it hard to accept, scrimping, especially on food, simply to buy a motor car! The reasons were not convincing either, one being, "I've always had one" Up until four years ago I'd always had a car, now I manage without, as I do a TV!
I could afford a fairly good car if I wished, but my pension would not cover car running costs on my normal budget, so I manage without!
I doubt if him/her will read this, but you never know!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Retirement do!

Bit of a get together on a cool afternoon on the plot to celebrate my retirement!
Jack Daniels helped to keep out the cold, a suitable spell kept the rain away!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Roll on Spring!

The polytunnel is pretty much prepared for the new season. The long wooden planters are for basil!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Let it rain!

At last I've managed to rid myself of a leaky water butt and get three water tight ones linked! It's suprising just how much water I can catch from such a small (5ft x 5ft) roof.
The leaky butt has been sawn down for a carrot growing tub!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

That puts a top hat on it!

This frame is for two varieties of spaghetti squash!
A new hat for Julian!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Sunday, 2 January 2011


Another New Years day on the plot! 90 year old Walter still pulling the birds!