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The Hardy Winter Survivors – How Do They Do It?

The Hardy Winter Survivors – How Do They Do It?

Brrrr, its cold out there. Minus 3 in fact, according to my car. We’ve had snow. Not much, but enough for a lunchtime snowball fight on..

December 6, 2012 with 1 Comment
Hooray for the Mr Dependables

Hooray for the Mr Dependables

It’s a funny old year, but the poor growing conditions and moving house have both given me an opportunity to review my focus. Everyone I..

July 13, 2012 with 0 Comments
Eight Veg for the Hungry Gap

Eight Veg for the Hungry Gap

This week, I’ve been writing a guest post for Tom at the very funny Hapless Gardener. Tom runs a regular series called the Guest Bed,..

May 5, 2012 with 3 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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