I haven't done an intro for a while, so hello, I'm Claire 🌱
I started growing herbs in my kitchen and got my little London allotment about 18 months ago. It's the best thing I've ever done! My plot cane with two 30 year old apple trees and a greenhouse, and I've since added a pond, compost bins and raised beds. It's on the side of a hill, and everything has to fit around the large trees so it's never going to be a neat row of raised beds that I always see on instagram 💚
I share the half plot with Chris, and we're marrying in August next year. I plan to grow all my flowers but let's see how that goes! I'm super keen to start a cut flower growalong or even a wedding flower growalong if you're interested.
I'm always interested in what people do outside their allotments. I'm an IT Consultant, currently working outside the UK on weekdays! When I'm not at the plot I use instagram and pinterest to fill in the gardening-shaped gaps
Thanks for following, would love to hear who you are and where you are!
P.S. Yes this photo was taken in London, towards the end of October!
P.P.S. Does anyone have any tips for arranging cosmos? Mine are floppy frilly things!
P.P.P.S. No I don't usually look like this at the allotment. After a morning shovelling manure, I had a shower, did my hair, put makeup on, put on a WHITE top (this is so rare) and ran back to the plot for cut flowers to take to brunch 💁♀️
This. This is why you thin carrots. JUST DO IT!
Yard ART is a must for me ♥️
Official introductions to the New girls in the run - Honey and Soy
Rose gold and 💍 diamond 💎. I dont put a lot of emphasis on marriage or my future. But this ring tho! I would rock it. Being in alignment with the universe and my true purpose carries so much more importance to me. Finding that true happiness lies within and not with someone else is so important. You must always be free and unattached to everything in this world that you hold dear to you because that is the only way you may truly attract it. Be the love for yourself that you desire. I know it’s easier said than done but if you spend enough time asking yourself questions you will begin to get your answers. God bless you and have a beautiful night. •
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The Green Home - creating your garden farm: how to grow fruit and vegetables and raise chickens and bees $15
I can have my lunch breaks where ever I like..!!!
No getting a car park and stuffy caffes....people and lines.....in this heat!!...no paying for lunch..
Went out to my garden and picked my organic fresh food
Spinnach, lettuce ,rocket, cress micro greens...
Home made dressing
Cranberries, almonds, sesame seeds... LUNCH done.
Took the dog for a dip in the River..
Stress free lunch breaks..
On my terms..
Stole Taylors picture because hanky boy is just the cutest thing to ever live 😍 ps can you tell i think all of my animals are the cutest things ever? 🤷🏽♀️
This bloody chicken keeps escaping... but she was up for a selfie so I forgive her.
This is one of our new girls - her name is Soy, she’s a hybrid Australorp which I am told are the better choice for our weather here in SE Queensland. She’s is teeny compared to the Wyandotte and Plymouth Rock (hence the escaping from the temporary run). We decided to add some hybrids to our flock for more consistent eggs. I’ve been surprised how well the old girls haven’t caused too many issues with the introduction of the new ones, yes they chase them and get grumpy but they haven’t hurt each other and we were able to merge them relatively quickly.
may not be something we can eat, it sure has its uses for our #chickens
. We put a few cloves (approx. 1 clove per litre and crushed a little) in their water and it helps keep their respiratory system healthy, assists worming and is thought to repel mites, lice and other parasites who don’t like the smell. Strangely it doesn’t make our eggs taste like garlic either!
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Here's one of my thanks to you (yes I'm giving away all week). BLUEBERRY PRESERVES! Hand picked and canned by me from a dear friends garden. It's lightly sweetened and is great with yogurt, in pancake batter, or used as syrup.
Simple, delicious, and a homestead classic item to have in your home.
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Will ship anywhere in the USA. Winner will be announced tomorrow at 6pm EST.
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