Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gardener’s World 2012 – Claire’s Allotment part 168

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Harvesting your asparagus peas – Claire’s allotment part 167

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Saturday 14th July 2012 – Oooh Strawberries

When the postman came today I got very excited because my J Parkers brochure had arrived. I don’t usually buy anything from there, but all my strawberries need replacing and I know they have a very small fruit section. The … Continue reading

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Friday 13th July – “All peas today, and no bad luck.”

I decided that attempting any work today up the allotment would be a waste of time as heavy showers were forecast. I was right. So I only popped up today to pick some mangetout and some asparagus peas. I got … Continue reading

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Thursday 12th July 2012 – The sun shone today!!

What a lovely morning it was, the sun was shining, and it was very pleasant. I had to get my sunglasses out and came over all unnecessary. I got loads done this morning. I did more to my paths, the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 11th July 2012 – As Queen Victoria said “One is not amused!”

The dry weather didn’t last long on the allotment this morning. I think I got about 50 minutes and then the rain came, and came and came. It got to a certain point and I realised that staying outside wasn’t … Continue reading

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Tuesday 10th July 2012 – Had my first Pea today!

As I’m writing this there is a rumble of thunder! It’s alright as I’m safely inside now. Not something that I want to happen when I’m down the allotment. I had a great morning at the allotment today. I picked … Continue reading

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Harvest your broad beans – Claire’s Allotment part 166

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Friday 6th July 2012

Legs are still a bit stiff, but getting better. Even though it was drizzling this morning I went to the allotment. I managed to pick all my gooseberries, but my forearms are now all scratched and beware of the thorns … Continue reading

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Thursday 5th July 2012

Well the tops of my legs are a little stiff today, but after they’d warmed up I managed to get down the allotment. I was able to harvest all my Broad Beans. It’s the best harvest I’ve ever had with … Continue reading

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