Sep 23
2011

Harvest

It’s official: today is the first day of autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, as Keats called it in Sept 1819.

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Aug 26
2011

Big Spud

I thought that owning an allotment would make me immune from vegetable gifts.

I have had to think again.

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Aug 5
2011

The weirdness of the gardener’s-eye view

Gardeners see things in a different way to normal people.

An ordinary family meal, for example, is imbued with more tension than a Christmas episode of Eastenders as I watch Mr Mandy Sutter boiling to b*ggery the kale nurtured with difficulty over the past months.

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Jul 23
2011

A watched crop never grows

It’s amazing what a fortnight away can do. When I visited the allotment this morning, it looked like the allotment of a Proper Gardener.

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Jul 1
2011

Hard graft

The working life is tough: don’t we know it.

Unfortunately, some of us choose ‘interests’ that are hard work too.

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