Monthly Archives: August 2012

Walnut, raisin and carrot cake

After harvesting the comical carrots, I decided to treat my family to my much loved family favourite carrot cake. The addition of chopped walnuts and raisins add to the flavour and texture of the cake. Not being a fan of … Continue reading

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Comical carrots

This is what happens when you transplant carrots. Not the typical carrot shape but funny and tasty none the less!

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ok….photo time!

This is the plot on the first day that it was offered to me.  What a sight!!!  I wasn’t put off though as I had waited so long for a bit of my own land.  Digging the weeds uncovered some really … Continue reading

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Recycle tip # 5 – Pallets (part 2)

Ok, so I know that I have already mentioned about the many uses of pallets but after watching a tv show I saw how someone had used old pallets and made fabulous decking for the garden! I am so inspired … Continue reading

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Recycle tip # 4 – Newspapers

When planting my veg today I used layers of newspapers in between my plants to help keep the weeds down, acting as a mulch. The layers of newspapers were laid between the plants with a top layer of soil on … Continue reading

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Veg protection

Ok – back up the allotment today inbetween the showers. My hubby managed to cut some old scaffold boards into sections and helped create my raised beds. I have decided to have a mixture of 6ft and 8ft long beds. … Continue reading

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Recycle tip #3 – pallets

We all see pallets lying around after various building works that are destined for the tip but enthusiastic and sustainable gardeners see these as invaluable materials for the garden. Pallets have many uses within the garden. For example, I had … Continue reading

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