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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:30 pm 
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Location: The wilds of West Swindon. It’s temporary.....
Ok, what's this then? Spider?

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:59 pm 
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"nursery web spider"?


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:12 pm 
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I say yes mrs HM is not convinced. Thanks.


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Location: I know where the stash is – the secret's safe with me. The flying squad will never find us...
I don't really do spiders (eek!) but have developed an acceptance of them. Can't be sure but the shape of the body and the way the legs are seem to look like it.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:20 pm 
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Location: In a commune of my own making....
Working on the Lord's day, for a customer that has an allotment at a National Trust place, as they're away walking through Scotland or some such... :facepalm:

Paid, I hasten to add, with access to a NT tea room so lots of cake and tea consumed obviously....brilliant day! Weeded a fair bit and edged this old plot, when they took it on was all nettles and brambles.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:13 am 
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Location: I know where the stash is – the secret's safe with me. The flying squad will never find us...
That looks like a nice gig and a nice bit of dry stone walling too – hope you had copious servings of tea and cake :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:35 pm 
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All looking good so far. I think something is having a go at my Sweet Peppers, might be pigeons so have built a protective shelter around them to keep them out.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:36 pm 
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Cracking year for fruit.Freezer chocker block.
Misses bakes a lovely apple cake .Cookers size of cannon balls :shock:
Hows you all done?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:20 pm 
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Location: I know where the stash is – the secret's safe with me. The flying squad will never find us...
Likewise – it's been quite a couple of years!

Aside of the usual annual calamities getting in the way of making progress on the allotment, this year has been good for soft fruit, rhubarb, onions, spuds, apples and tomatoes.

The weather was erratic again early at the start of the growing season but things caught up and got going. Feel that there's been a shift in the timing of the seasons and feel that Autumn is already amongst us with a bumper crop of cooking apples – already made some apple stew.

Have got the shallots, onions and garlics in storage now after a steady drying time in the top of an open mini greenhouse. And had a steady useful harvest of varieties of tomatoes and even managed to get some interesting purple peppers this year.

I'm starting to put the plot to bed now and sowing green manures where there's no crops. Hoping to get some Kale and other brassicas in also.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:43 pm 
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Not so well with our sweet corn this year .The dry June was the problem.
Last year about about 30 cobs ready . Left them one last week whilst we went way at the end of September .Squirrels scoffed the lot. :shock: :facepalm:


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