Our Allotment

Catching Up

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It dawned on me the other day that I’d written nothing about our garden and allotment for several months. This is me, making amends!

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How to Grow Dahlias – A Simple Guide

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The Frustrated Gardener is very much a team effort. Whilst it’s usually me pounding the keyboard, from time to time my partner John, otherwise […]

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How To Use Horse Manure In Your Garden

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No good gardener ever turns down the offer of a load of well-composted horse manure. Some may even go weak at the knees at […]

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Our Top 10 Dahlias of 2021

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As the dahlia season draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate those that dazzled during this uniquely cool and wet year. We ended […]

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National Allotments Week 2021

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I am surprised and embarrassed to note that the last time I wrote on TFG’s blog was back in January. Where have the last […]

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Here Comes Summer!

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The title of of this post is tongue-in-cheek given I’m sat at my desk with rain pattering on the skylight and a brisk draught […]

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Arctic April

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It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here […]

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Baby steps (towards spring)

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Every weekend is pretty much the same during the lockdown. A time to catch up on sleep, to read, phone friends and family, make […]

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A Year of Plotting

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January 2020 After waiting only four months, we got the news that we had reached the top of the allotment waiting list: if we […]

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BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

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The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich […]

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planting ahead

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The first draft of this post began with a rather gloomy assessment of the year’s events. By the time I reached the third paragraph […]

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