Swarms of bees are not uncommon in the allotment but this one is in a rather unusual place!
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. 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.
Early spring in the allotment means daffodils and blossom, forced rhubarb and digging potato trenches.
Congratulations to Ann Shore and Ramon Farooki for their entries in yesterday's autumn fair.There were only two blue ribbons awarded, Ramon got one for his cabbages and Ann got one for the Harvest Festival exhibit. Ramon won the vegetable cup.Well done to both!
Autumn allotment photos by Gil Ben-Ari
Two months of drought have resulted in lower yields and smaller veg this summer but the figs and grapes are the best for many years.
July in the Allotment – high summer now with an abundance of flowers, fruit and vegetables.
June is the month of peas and broad beans. Here are some photos from the allotment in June 2022.