The rhubarb update

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With nothing much looking that great in garden or allotment at the moment, this little beauty is giving me hope of the spring to come


Trying to dig my allotment whilst pregnant isn’t the easiest or most comfortable thing I have done recently so I may start to delegate this task to slug hunter, he did get me in this mess so it seems only fair!

Happy digging.

The rhubarb is coming…

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I love that moment you start to see new shoots, seeds starting to sprout abd the first rhubarb leave starting to unfurl.

Today was the day for my rhubarb to rear its head, and whilst today I am super excited, in 2 months’ time I will be sick of the sight of rhubarb! 


Its a big old clump and one of around 7 clumps so will need to seperate come this autumn, but for now I know my plot has some life to it! 

Come on summer!

New raspberries for the new year

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I finally convinced my slughunter to help me with building a support for my new raspberry canes. They are made from old loft rafters taken out of the neighbours house when they had an extension put in.


Some wire guide lines and 15 new rapsberry plants and I am a tired and happy allotmenteer. Next for some more weeding before I can really start going for the season. 

This time I brought my canes by mail order instead of taking some from my garden as they have some sort of virus that turns the leaves black at the end of the season, and I wouldnt want to spread it through my allotment. I have also replaced my strawberries this year, and my leeks are growing well in the propogator.