Grey skies make the trees, hedges and plots seem softer and quieter, as if nature is wearing a giant felt hat.”
Lift and divide over-crowded clumps of rhubarb and prune any old growth from cane fruits before spreading rotted mulch around their base. If you have yellow leaves on your cabbages or Brussels sprouts then pick them off and put on your bonfire. Your scarecrow should now be on her (or his) holiday. If it is in shed, make sure they can see out of the window.
Welcome to Appleton Allotments and my website.
I know its unusual, a website by a scarecrow, but I can't scare, so I study the allotmenteers, their plots, and the moon.
There are five allotmenteers; The Director - on whose plot I stand, Mr S - who knows all about Scaring Pests, Mabel - who bakes cakes for everyone and you can find her recipes in Mabel's Recipes, Duffus the plumber - who knows how to make worm hotels (see Children's Page) and Gary - but you'll have to press the Appleton Allotment signpost to find out more about him - he doesn't understand about scarecrows.
Under Plot Update, you'll find all the current news, moon considerations for planting and top tips - only the allotmenteers don't always agree on these.
I'm the only scarecrow on the plot, and I don't mind, only sometimes it's nice to have company; so if you've a question, or would just like to say hello, please do email me in Contacts.
Alongside the Orchards
By the pond
Under the sky