Bees in the Allotment

Swarms of bees are not uncommon in the allotment but this one is in a rather unusual place!

September Recipe – Raspberry and Sloe Jam

Ann used Barbara’s excess raspberries with foraged sloes to make jam, which not only got first prize in the Banstead Horticultural Society Autumn show but also a blue ribbon awarded for an outstanding exhibit.
Here is the recipe.

Early summer in the Allotment

Early summer in the allotment. This is the time when we start to harvest: broad beans, cherries and first early potatoes. And we have the first dahlia as a foretaste of what is to come.

Spring in the Allotment

Early spring in the allotment means daffodils and blossom, forced rhubarb and digging potato trenches.