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Last Day on the Committee

I’ve been on the committee of The Rusty Allotment for around 8 years. Today was my final meeting before stepping down and subsequently leaving the site over the next year. It feels strange to be leaving something which became a big part of my …

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February: Patio Tomatoes & Talking Gardens #10

Taking on a new allotment garden. Time to start sowing, including tomatoes and listening to what the garden is saying. Gardening Guides Slow TV Gardening

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How to Grow Shallots from Sets

harvesting shallots in basket

My complete guide of how I grow shallots from sets to harvest. March: When the sets arrive place them out in front of you. Inspect them and gently press the bulbs to make sure they are firm. Remove any loose outer skins. March: Plant …

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Michelle Stacey Funeral Details Revealed

Details regarding the funeral of Michelle Stacey have been announced by the family: For anyone that would like to come and pay there respects at the funeral of Michelle, it is being held on Friday 2 March 3:30pm at Eltham Crematorium, South-East London; we …

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