Allotment The allotment is giving up the last of her goodies but there is still stuff going on, I put the garlic in last weekend and it already putting shoots out. I’m not sure whether to grow it in the greenhouse or outside. Garlic is hardy and the rule of thumb is to plant on… Continue reading Oh no, Joe Porterhouse
Allotment At last the plot is drying out and I have a chance to get the soil turned over. After a number of false starts I have managed to get the soil turned over on my plot. The soil is London clay and it doesn’t take too much rain to turn… Continue reading Is it on then? Are we on the brink?
Allotment A month on and everything is grown on the allotment. My cucamelons are thriving, they still have a way to go yet but it is looking promising. I have gherkins, most are about an inch long but I have one that is full size, I won’t pickle this on it’s own and I doubt… Continue reading Pain is in the Brain
The title of this post is related to the music hall comedian Sandy Powell, and is nothing to do with anyone related to me alive or dead! Last week I was lain flat by a chest infection which very quickly developed into bronchitis. I had a bout of bronchitis when I was young and if… Continue reading Can you hear me Mother!
It’s been a mixed couple of weeks, I made contact with a couple of old friends recently, one of which was my best man and I have known him since junior school. Also a colleague who I worked with at TfL, he was the first (knowingly) gay man I worked with. He was such a… Continue reading Down and Down there is no up
Well, January sort of whizzed past and here we are in February. Plot 8 We are now paying the price for the previous plot holder not handing the plot over till November. To be where we needed to be we ideally should have had the plot flattened by now. Unfortunately with the short days and… Continue reading Take my Hand
Flippin hell! a month has passed since my last blogpost. I sit here writing this after I have just booked ferries and hotels to make a road trip to Florence to visit my daughter before Christmas. The last time I went the return leg was through France, this time around I am going to go… Continue reading Dah Dah Dah
Well the bank holiday weekend is here! Orient The O’s played Mansfield town today and bloody lost, to be fair to the team they worked like Trojans and were just unlucky. I am still pretty upbeat for the rest of the season however there are some pretty ugly rumours circulating regarding the way the club… Continue reading Did you see that ludicrous display last night?
It’s been a busy couple of weeks since I last wrote, I’ve been to Belfast, Doncaster, Coventry and now have a new boss. We are now eating produce directly from the allotment and there is plenty more to come, so this week I’ll start off with an allotment update. Plot 8b My courgette plants are now putting… Continue reading Your baby has gone down the plughole
I’ve had a better week this week. After six weeks of being pushed from pillar to post this week has calmed down a bit, as normal though it will probably just mean that it will ramp up again in a couple of weeks time. Orient We come to the end of another season which like… Continue reading The retrieving of these forgotten things