A New Use for Parsley

A New Use for Parsley

Parsley was the only thing growing when we got our very first plot and it’s currently the only thing growing in abundance in Lisa’s yard right now! So we decided to celebrate our growing revival with a Gin & Tonic, with Parsley It’s better than you might think! You need a fairly clean-tasting gin, anything too herby won’t work as well – we like Martin Miller’s for this. Simply muddle (squish a bit) the parsley in the bottom of the glass to release the flavours – two good sprigs should do it, then add your ice, gin and tonic. Enjoy ...

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Plot-less, but still growing

We’ve been very quiet this past year and we apologise to all our followers, readers, likers, supporters – whatever you like to be called Last summer we took the very difficult decision to give up our plot. ¬†Balancing real-life and full-time job make it difficult right now and for many reasons¬†we simply couldn’t give it the full time and attention any plot deserves… That and the new plot neighbour. When we split our plot we knew we’d be getting a new plot neighbour, what we didn’t anticipate was the over-critical perfectionist who really made the whole ownership of our plot much less fun for us. On top of our own criticisms of ourselves when it came to make the most of our plot, the new plot neighbour niggled and nagged at...

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Cocktail of the Month – Mint Julep

We love cocktails (and drinking in general to be honest!), so we decided for our newsletter each month we’d choose a fabulous allotment-themed cocktail…

This month we’re seeing lovely fresh mint leaves coming though on the plot – perfect for a classic Mint Julep!

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High-flying Vegetables

It wasn’t until our Thompson & Morgan order arrived that we realised we had a bit of a theme going on…

Our onions are Vulcan and Red Arrow, and our potatoes are Rocket!

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Bucketfuls of Dandelions

Bucketfuls of Dandelions

Spring’s definitely here, and so are the dandelions :(

How do you handle your dandelions?

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New Monthly Newsletter

We’re delighted to announce that from next month (May), we’ll be sending a monthly email featuring our progress (or maybe lack of progress!), recipes, ideas and hints and tips.

To celebrate we’re having a little competition too – simply sign up before 30 April to receive our newsletter and you’ll be entered into a draw to win some gardeners’ treats :-)

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National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week

We discovered National Gardening Week (15-21 April) through the RHS website… although gardening is a year-round job we like the idea that everyone is encouraged to enjoy what nature brings us, whether it’s though planting pretty flowers or growing your own food.

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