The Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox

And so it's goodbye to summer. Goodbye to long days, bumper harvests, warm breezes and light evenings. Today marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of my favourite season. Cosy knits and blankets, hot chocolate and rosy noses. Crisp mornings, cool air, crunchy leaves! It's time now to put the garden to sleep for the [...]

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

I've had my allotment for four years now, and every year for the last four years I’ve made the same mistake, which such unwavering consistency that I’m starting to believe it’s not a mistake at all and more an expression of some hidden desire in my subconscious. In the collective subconscious no less, as every [...]

30th Annual Allotment Show 2018 Part 1 – The Judging

30th Annual Allotment Show 2018 Part 1 – The Judging

This week marked a big event in my social calendar. My social calendar is virtually non-existent (I'm an incurable introvert), so you might argue that any event is a big event, but you would be being rather churlish. It's the weekend of the 30th Annual Allotment Show. I have entered the show every year since [...]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

WELCOME Welcome to the relaunch of my blog, Linnet Lane! I am beyond excited to finally be back on the blogging waggon. For those entirely new to my blogging endeavours, this little site has been around since 2014, the year I got my house and the year my gardening journey began. In fact you can [...]

Tomatogate

At the start of September we had a slight blip in the weather, and suffered around two weeks of damp, chilly, rain-filled days. And this happened. Yes, the ebola of the gardener's world mercilessly struck down my fruits and soon they all started to wilt. I ruthlessly pruned, tearing off any leaf or branch that [...]