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Guy Barter

  • Date Joined: 15 Jan 2007

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  • Ah, muck spreading

    Guy Barter on 27 Jan 2008 at 09:56 PM

    Ah, muck spreading; staggering along with a creaking barrow of heavy manure on wet, slippery soil. There is nothing quite like it. The manure is rotting well and full of brandling worms. The local robin follows me round with great enthusiasm.

    Still the potato ground is covered, and I have plenty of muck left to add a half dressing to the pea and bean patch. Usually I go for a barrow load every 1.5m, but for these crops that need little feeding I shall stretch it out to 3m


  • Winter greens and bonfires

    Guy Barter on 23 Jan 2008 at 08:27 PM

    I have taken a break from the allotment for a few weeks, except for harvesting. Winter veg are still in full swing, with very satisfactory Brussels sprouts and Savoy cabbages.

    Her loveliness has invented some 'innovative' recipes to combine her two favourite foods (after chocolate) – pasta and Brussels sprouts. I have to admit that they are surprisingly tasty although not perhaps fit for entertaining company