Category Archives: no dig

structural work

It’s hard going, but worth it; I’m now consolidating the second row of individual raised beds into larger areas, working around the fruit cage and flower bed which remain enclosed. The advantages are more space for planting and quite a … Continue reading

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wellies, compost & a radical restructure

My old wellington boots, much loved and at least 20 years old, had been leaking for some time, despite bicycle tyre repairs. They were standard old-fashioned Hunter Argylls so simple enough, you would think, to replace. Not if you have … Continue reading

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snowdrops and a new leaf mould path

Transplanted from my parents’ garden a couple of years ago, these clumps of snowdrops are a lovely welcome to the allotment site, planted underneath my damson tree. A productive day, and a delightfully warm one, sufficiently so to have lunch … Continue reading

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feed the soil, not the plant

Still committed to the no-dig principle, I increased my order of composted manure to 30 sacks and managed myself to trundle them from the gate where they were delivered all the way down to plot number 10. Whew. I’ve now … Continue reading

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