All Posts Tagged with "brambles"

Oct 16

The plot pecking order

It’s unclear who’s in charge at our plot.  Officially it’s my 87-year old Dad. But I spend a lot of time down there and own all the gardening books. Mr Mandy Sutter is there so infrequently he doesn’t even dare voice opinions, especially since Dad and I are working hard this month, hoiking monstrous roots […]


Jun 23

Home-made tools

Dad is right about the blackcurrant bushes. I slash through the nettle jungle that is our allotment with a bill hook, a vicious looking scimitar that cost £4 from the local tool shop. My hands tingle and throb despite gardening gloves – even my stings have stings. Dad and Mr Mandy Sutter look on.  ‘Four […]


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