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Blog entries by LindsayJane

  1. Put in 2 hours of weed pulling and general tidying this morning much earlier than normal because I didn't sleep well last night and was up at the crack of dawn. We've rather been neglecting the allotment lately but there was no real harm done - rather a lot of weeds but the soil is good and...
  2. I had planned to spend at least 2 hours on the allotment today, pulling up a few weeds, listening to the birdies singing their little beaks off but an unexpected payment taken from my account by the dear folk at Council Tax - nearly £500 - no warning - nothing left in my bank account because of...
  3. [ATTACH] Sitting guarding the exhibition....waiting for people to walk in.... no one asks questions...... walk in, walk out, maybe say hello, maybe not. So I drew a zebra I like drawing zebras.
  4. There's lots of change on the horizon for me. My first pension was paid into my bank account and my bus pass arrived. The academic year is over and the end of year exhibition is all set up ready to open tomrrow evening. Just one more year to go and I will graduate as a Bachelor of Arts,...
  5. ....is a drawing I did the other night whilst sitting in the pub. Inspired by a photo taken by a friend of a statue in a cemetery, this took me about 2 hours. I quite like it but think I could do better with a little more time and observation. I might do that this evening.....
  6. I'm going to plant out my runner beans, marrows and French beans.... Today I've been cleaning and painting the studios at uni ready for the end of year exhibition.... I'm covered in white emulsion.
  7. The pigeons have helped themselves to my brassicas!! Battle lines are now drawn up: more bunting, fish on sticks that flap in the breeze and a protective mesh tunnel should see the little blighters off. I will have home grown brussels this Christmas!
  8. No gardening today - I've nearly finished this year's uni work! Got the results back for my essay and am pleased to say I was awarded a distinction - which surprised me no end because I knew there were faults and failures in my argument (they must have been well researched faults and...
  9. It's 50 paces from the centre of my plot to the stream and 50 paces back again. I filled 10 watering cans today so that's a minimum of 1000 paces just to do the watering. But everything is looking healthy, the slugs and snails are scowling at me, held back by a barrier of slug pellets and...
  10. I need to get out there and do some digging but am currently relaxing in a 2 x CWC morning (they don't happen often and are cherished whenever the opportunity arises). I will get dressed, honestly I will,
  11. ...is that you get to meet a lot of people, one of whom has just delivered a couple of palletts to my plot. These will be used as a base for my IBC so that it's high enough off the ground to get a can under the tap. He's got another couple for me too which I will use to make a contained...
  12. For the first time in ages I didn't go to the allotment today. All day was spent getting things ready for an exhibition I'm taking part in this weekend and, by the time I got home I was too tired to do anything much at all (apart from sit quietly and drink tea). Just by means of an update...
  13. Been at work all day and it was a very busy service. I didn't really want to go to the allotment this evening but the watering needed doing or my runner bean plants would perish! I drove down rather than walked; I don't think my legs would have carried me up to hill on the way home! The...
  14. I noticed the first shoots this evening - broccoli and lettuce - so exciting! I never get over the feeling of wonder when a tiny seed turns into an edible plant! There is a stream along one edge of the plots. It's not too far away but it's still quite a task filling can after can to water the...
  15. Bit cold and overcast today but made a thermos and headed off to the allotment. A friend gave me some old raised bed frames the other day and I had fun today preparing their spots. Three down and one to go, cabbages already planted in the first! The bright spot of today was a robin following...
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