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Started a Pippenhall Members only Facebook group, I think it would be quick & easy to share information. At the moment I am the admin, but I am more than happy to add more.
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Day one

  • misspeppichan
  • Posted July 25th, 2016


Hello Plot 61B, we are your new tenants. Please be kind to us poor novices. We have been told by everyone we meet that you used to be the most beautiful plot on the allotment. So no ...

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Progress in the polytunnel

  • ek
  • Posted June 19th, 2016

I've got and setup a polytunnel in April, one of my biggest concerns was being able to water the plants in the tunnel. I can only really go to the plot over the weekend and can't go and water the plants daily. The solution was gravity, I've built a table ...

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Pea and bean support

  • ek
  • Posted March 20th, 2016

Getting ready for beans and peas.

So first of all I wanted to start a little one just to get some peas in. I've planed some dalias in the rest of the bed.

Then we build a big one so that we can grow ...

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Heritage apples in oblique cordon

  • Ben
  • Posted March 7th, 2016

These are pruned down to a downward-facing bud and tied-in at an angle to promote lateral growth: this slows down the sap and causes the creation of more fruiting spurs in ensuing years. I sourced these apples from Keepers Nursery in Kent, who are outstanding, and while ...

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Fruit trees

  • ek
  • Posted February 13th, 2016

I've ordered and received Gala and Kidd's Orange Red apple trees and one Doyenne du Comice pear tree from Ken Muir nursery. All the trees is minarettes so would not grow into ginormous fruit trees that block out the sun and takes up a lot of space on the allotment. 

I've ...

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Warm weather, early planting

  • ek
  • Posted January 29th, 2016

This year the winter was anything but cold and it continue to be very mild durning January. I started planting some seeds indoors to get an early start this year, fingers crossed it will work out for me.

All the seeds that I've planted is ok to be planted in February ...

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Allotment progress for 2015 in pictures.

  • ek
  • Posted January 27th, 2016

We got our allotment in 2015, I try to take pictures every time we go there. This is a post to show progress from the empty plot it was to what it ended up like at the end of the year.

22 August 2015

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