Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shortest Day

Today it is the shortest day of the year, a second shorter than yesterday, and five seconds shorter than it will be tomorrow.

I know that it will still be damp/dark/cold/miserable/wintery for a while to come, and you won't notice any difference in the day length for ages, but even so - it's all good from here on in.

Roll on Spring.


  1. Are you going to "do a Flummery" and start seed sowing next month?

  2. Happy Christmas from said early sower. I only do it with chillies and a very few tomatoes!

  3. I finally started to notice the light changing this week when I realised the mass starling swirls that occur here at sunset were carrying on after 4 o'clock, yay, lighter nights gradually creeping back.

    I was wondering if you might add your allotment to Folia the online gardening website (it's free). I'm always looking to encourage more gardeners to join and am having an extra push this week while the weather is keeping most people indoors.

    It's a great resource for gardeners and has helped me keep on top of my 800+ plantings with photo's, notes, journals, milestones etc. They have an extensive plant wiki and a seed stash section where people can also list seeds for swapping. Here's the link to my Folia page so you can see how it works: www.myfolia.com/gardener/CDfolia/invite.


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