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Tomatoes, Squash and Librarians

We have a baby tomato and two baby squash. I am so excited!

Librarians are almost always lovely people! From the one in Truro when I was eleven years old and had read everything in the children’s section who then introduced me to The Scarlet Pimpernel and allowed me access to the ‘adult’ section ( of course, adult section meant something different when I was a child!) ,  to the one I worked with at Hayfield School when I was an English teacher, who was so enthusiastic and encouraged children to help and to read and the one who became a life-long friend. This cartoon touched me.

I love librarians!

 

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Colours, Beans and Squash

Our tulips have been amazing and I love how the Winter pansies are still flowering and that the orange is picked up in both and the purple is echoed in the Clematis and the pansies. I really am delighted with this planting. It has given us pleasure for many months starting with the Tete a Tete and the Anemone Blanda.

We are half way through May and decided to plant out the Purple Tepee Dwarf beans at the allotment as their roots were well through their toilet roll root trainers. They look happy.

The courgettes and the baby squash  are also ready to plant out but it does feel too cold still for them. Soon, I hope.

 

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Kindness, Tools and Flowers

A friend who reads my blog had read of our disappointment at finding the car-boot sale closed last Sunday. We had been hoping to find tools for the allotment now that we had a shed to keep them in. H knew of a friend  who had a shed full of tool that she needed to clear and so we were, very kindly  offered them. Now we don’t need to take things down with us each time any more and we are very grateful to H for delivering them and to her friend. .

More flower power in the lottie!

 

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Onion Sets, Peggy Seeger and Friends

We spent the morning at the allotment planting many onion sets, red and white looking forward to a good harvest. You’ll have to look closely to see them!

The post today brought me my pre-ordered copy of Peggy Seeger’s new cd – First Farewell. I’ve been watching her online each Sunday tea-time and many weeks ago, in an online Songs of Protest with Greenham Common women, Peggy sang one of her new songs that really touched me, “How I Long For Peace.” Another gem on this wonderful album is, “Gotta Get Home By Midnight.” I love how she is laughing on the cover and that all the music is made with her sons and daughters in law. It’s truly beautiful in every way.

What a lovely afternoon we had with friends in the garden! We caught up on news and laughed and laughed –  a tonic for us all. The cakes went down well too – the Heligan Pineapple Cake and Sticky Ginger Cake, a new recipe from Cornish Kitchen.

Sticky Ginger Cake from Cornish Kitchen

 

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Meeting Friends at the Allotment

Just the best afternoon with friends in months! We laughed and shared stories, we sang and we made videos – great fun! We met in Wendy’s allotment, surrounded by fresh air,  beauty and friendship. Enjoy our moments.

Rose arriving at the allotment, wearing one of the masks I made for her

Graham awaiting his treat of a freshly picked pea pod

Californian Poppies, Cornflowers and Honesty

Screen Shot from a video I made of us singing, well spaced, at the moment when the round went wrong!

Wendy very generously gave each of us some produce from the allotment – mine was rhubarb so I have made our delicious family recipe, Different Every Time Pudding for our tea.

 

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A Day at Coach Lane Allotments …..

….. learning how to make Bio Char – just a few photos from the day.A ballerina scarecrow.Some beautiful Rainbow Chard.The delicious shared lunch of Roasted Spaghetti Squash Soup in the community shed, The Green Shed.Getting the fire raging.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2016 in Beauty, community, environment, Happiness

 

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Allotment Produce, Sunset and Seagulls

1   Our lovely neighbour has brought round some of her beautiful produce from their allotment. We swapped it all for some Strawberry Freezer Jam! There’s Rhubarb for Different-every-time Pudding, Beetroot for Chocolate Beetroot Cake, an enormous courgette for delicious Courgette Soup and two small courgettes for Lemony Courgettes tonight along with the Curly Kale for supper. Thank you!

Beautiful produce

Beautiful produce

2  Sunset at Godrevy tonight was a gentle pink, not dramatic but very lovely.

Sunset and ships at Godrevy

Sunset and ships at Godrevy

3   The seagulls were skimming about in the evening light.

Seagulls against the evening sky

Seagulls against the evening sky

 

 

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Peace, Allotments and New Potatoes

1   This morning I arranged all the knitting we have done so far for Wool Against Weapons, into a big Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament logo in the front garden. We still have more pieces to add so the final one will be even bigger and better!

CND logo in pink wool

CND logo in pink wool

2   I visited our neighbour and her sister at their patch at the local allotments this afternoon. There is a lovely Welcome sign and theirs must be the best Garden Shed in the business!

Welcome to Plot 7

Welcome to Plot 7

The best garden shed ever

The best garden shed ever

3   Later, S brought us some newly dug potatoes which were just delicious and tasted like potatoes used to taste when we were little!

 

 

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