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Storm Barney calls by the allotment

This week we received a visit from Storm Barney. I was lucky, only a small section of my shed roof blew off and was easily fixed with a few nails. Over Winter I may build a new shed, but that depends on how the finances are looking.

My friend Vivi was on her allotment as well so I lent a hand to remove her runner bean canes and store them in her shed until next year.

Talking about runner beans, a few weeks ago I decided where I would be growing mine next summer. I dug a trench about a foot deep and whenever I have some vegetable peelings from the kitchen I throw them into the trench. Runner Beans love moisture so I will continue to fill this trench with waste peelings and newspaper until next Spring. I collected a lot of leaves from around our allotment site and put a good pile in the base of the trench.

With the weather being so bad recently my trips to the allotment have been few and sadly far between.

Hopefully it will get better but first we must get through the coming weekend when frost and possibly snow will decent on my little paradise.

To protect my cabbages I’ve thrown some garden fleece over them but will remove it if a warm day is forecast. Until the weather improves there is nothing more to do than just sit back in the shed, dream of summer and drink a nice warm cuppa tea.

About Sean James Cameron

Based in London, Sean has been gardening since being a teenager. Although vegetables and fruit is the main passion, there is also room for flowers.

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