All Posts Tagged with "currants"

Aug 13

Currant affairs

The recent heatwave has defeated many plot holders at our allotments, especially those farthest from the taps. Broad beans have gone black and onions have been overpowered by the soil turning to concrete around them. Currants and berries however, have flourished to the point where preparing them for eating or freezing feels like one of […]


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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