I bought a new camera; well, new to me as I did not want to invest to heavily in something that may be a passing phase. Still wasn’t the cheapest but I got better value for money with a range of lenses. If you have read my blog before this point, (if not, go back) … Continue reading Amateur Apiarian Photography
A very late six today as I was enjoying the sunshine and filling the day with chores (of the good type like eating out and gardening) I have a plague of aphids; last week I bought ladybird larvae and by some accident of the post they arrived just as I was going away to a … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Pests and Produce
After the thunderstorms this week we were able to get to the allotment to finish building the beds and fill with compost (and then finally plants). The compost that my friend ordered arrived this morning and as I approached the allotment I could smell it down the street. I asked her if she had accidentally … Continue reading Allotment Advancements
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some new seeds that I had purchased and mentioned there were some coming from America. Well, last week they arrived and I have just sown them all up. They’re from a company that people have mentioned quite a bit; Rare Seeds (Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company) specialising … Continue reading Yay More Seeds!
I love when I go to the mail box and spy the hard cardboard envelope in amongst the other business envelopes that surely contain bills or junk info. The sight of the brown card means that seeds have arrived! Last week I ordered seeds from The Real Seed Catalogue – they are a family run … Continue reading Yay Seeds!
Yesterday my friend was told that no one could help her on the plot when she was not there as it was considered trespassing. This seems problematic to me as you cannot divide your time between two people; if she cannot make it for two weeks that means nothing gets done until she can come. … Continue reading Small problem, Big plan.
So, the title should be changed – I will no longer live vicariously but live naturally (or whatever is the opposite to vicarious). My friend said that she will enquire about sharing the allotment together so that we can both have equal access (at the moment there is only one key). There is apparently one … Continue reading Living vicariously: Part two