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Four Things I’ve Learnt From Slugaggeddon That Make Me Feel Better.

Four Things I’ve Learnt From Slugaggeddon That Make Me Feel Better.

First there was the Brassica Massacre. Now there’s Slugaggeddon. My Twitter friend Julianne coined the term Slugaggeddon, to describe..

July 2, 2016 with 3 Comments
The Strawberries are Saved!

The Strawberries are Saved!

After an initial panic over the slugs and woodlice eating all my ripe strawberries, I’ve harvested a decent 2.4kg of juicy red fruit...

June 25, 2015 with 1 Comment
Getting Rid of the Blackfly on My Veg Patch

Getting Rid of the Blackfly on My Veg Patch

So, this week, the blackfly showed up on my vegetable patch. This was earlier than I’d been expecting, and interestingly they’d made a..

June 19, 2015 with 2 Comments

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meIn 2007, I took on a redundant allotment plot with my gardening-mad mum Jan. As all good mums do, she went along with it, but I don’t think she held out much hope. However, over a decade later, and she now lets me do stuff without watching over my shoulder, so I must be doing something right. [ read more ]

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Allotment Cakes for the Weekend

  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #15 – Blackberry and Apple Flapjack
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #14 – Courgette, Lime and Coconut Cake
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #13 – Jamie Oliver’s Squash Muffins
  • An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #12 – Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #11 – Apple and Cinnamon Flapjacks
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #10 – Fresh Ginger and Apple Cake
  • Good Food Magazine Marrow and Pecan Cake
  • A Rhubarbey Roundup, and Whatever Happened to Allotment Cakes for the Weekend?

Saving £500 a year!

During 2011, I kept a diary of how much money I save from growing my own fruit and vegetables. After totalling all my outgoings, I saved approximately £500 over the year. I made a spreadsheet to calculate these savings - it’s nothing too complicated, as I’m no Excel guru, but hopefully someone else will find it as useful (and strangely fun) as me. For more info, visit my Money Saving Experiment page by clicking here.

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