Harvest Festival

Yesterday was the harvest festival at Barracks Lane Community Garden. I don’t know why I haven’t written more about the garden before, given I love it and I work for it two days a week! Somehow I’ve never got around …

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Pretty picture

I’ve not have time or the energy to blog in the last week or two, so here’s a pretty picture of something* flowering in my garden at the moment. Don’t even ask me about the lottie, I haven’t been about …

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A sunny weekend

Bloody hell, we are going to have a sunny weekend! What’s more, it’s the first and only weekend in ages that Kevin and I are home and no committments, so we can get down to the Lottie. Lottie in the …

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Cambridge botanic gardens

I haven’t had much of a chance to blog recently. Been so busy with my two jobs and the permaculture course, that blogging goes down the list of priorities… However, Kevin and I were in Cambridge on the weekend visiting …

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Ouch, and ouch

In between job hunting, I’ve been getting some work done both at the lottie and at home. Kevin and I have made lots of progress cutting back the brambles that covers two-thirds of the lottie. But, ouch! Bloody brambles, they …

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Garden Organic Overseas Support Group – thanks INASP!

After a productive 18-months working at INASP, my contract ended last Wed (20th). As a goodbye gift, they very thoughtfully choose something garden-related that I’ve always wanted: a years’ subscription to the Garden Organic Overseas Organic Support Group. Through this group, …

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A frustrated gardener…

Argh, it’s raining. Again. In the last couple of weeks, everytime I’ve wanted to get back to the lottie to finish planting the garlic, it has been raining, my back has been out so I couldn’t go, or it was …

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Lottie beginnings

My allotment is on Cricket Road, Oxford. I took it on in November 2008, joined by my partner Kevin, and friend Mark who do quite a bit of the digging; though some credit should also go to Mark’s friend Jason …

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