Author Archives: Homesown@thedevelopingplot

A Festival and Flowers in Their Hair

The plot (I am still developing) is set in the  beautiful, sheltered grounds of my friends’ house nestled amongst trees in the well named Happy Valley. Last weekend, on one of the hottest days of the year, an excellent and … Continue reading

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Propagating Plants: Part 1

So it’s here – the time of year when you can never find enough room for the seeds you have sown, the cuttings you have taken and the multiple divisions you have made from your plants. No where to sit … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung

This is the first time I have really noticed the suddenness that can be the start of Spring because it does feel as if everything has sprung up five times quicker than I would have expected. It seems just a … Continue reading

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Early Spring Colour

This February I had enough early Spring bulbs and flowers to take to two local markets which was cheering, not just because of the splashes of colour and hope of more, but also because I got to meet and chat … Continue reading

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February At Last

  It feels that February has been a long time coming and there have been impatient weeks waiting to plant seeds. Probably still too early, but late last week before the rain smudged it out, there seemed to be more … Continue reading

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January’s Itchy Flower Growing Fingers

So the skies are blue, but the ground is frozen. The light is increasing day by day, but there is still probably not enough to be planting seeds other than sweetpeas (as everything I read warns me). A quiet month … Continue reading

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Allotment Diary -New Year’s Resolutions

As well as tracking the progress of the flower patch (and I am determined there will be some), this year I want to record what progress I am making at the allotment – my other plot. This is just a … Continue reading

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