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8 Things About My Somerset Garden

8 Things About My Somerset Garden

It’s nearly 10 months since we moved to Somerset. Life is beginning to take shape: Ailsa has a job here, Lewis starts at the local..

August 15, 2017 with 1 Comment
Grateful for an Extra Pair of Hands and Some Freebie Scaffold Planks

Grateful for an Extra Pair of Hands and Some Freebie Scaffold Planks

It’s weird not growing veg*. I’ve struggled to get my beds built as quickly as I thought. When we moved to Somerset in..

June 26, 2017 with 2 Comments
5 Things I Miss About Growing Rhubarb

5 Things I Miss About Growing Rhubarb

I miss rhubarb. Setting up a new veg patch as I am, I’m following common advice and not picking my first year crowns until they are..

April 4, 2017 with 1 Comment

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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, three years on, 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 #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?
  • (Not) An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #7 Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

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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