This a blog that documents the tales of an Allotmenteer, writer and teacher in Birmingham, England. As such, there is gardening, writing, adventuring and sometimes even a bit of Psychology and Mental Health. As such, the blog is melting pot of different things.
In the pages of the blog, there is a journey. A journey of how the allotment plot started, and my subsequent adventures and experiments. There are details and evidence of simple experiments, trial and error; there is evidence of both success and failure.
What you might find in places, is frustration, anger and weariness at things not always going right. If you want romance, check out the romance novels; books that are an unexpected by-product of the blog.
When I started this blog, there were two aims. Firstly, record what I got up to. Secondly, maybe share it with others so that the mistakes I have made might be avoided, my successes my also offer people some insight and encouragement. There is no borg-like perfection on the pages of this blog; I strive to do the best job I can do.
Right at the top of this page, you will see an image of a figure holding carrots. She is called Petal, and has been the face/avatar for this blog for a long time. It is her, and I, who have adventures on the allotment. (I do all the things, but generally Petal gets the public.) I don’t often appear in the blog posts,but needless to say, I am real, I do exist. And no, I do not wear that dress on the plot; trust me. (Yes, petal and I do look very similar, that is no accident!)
Feel free to wander around the blog and I do hope that you find it useful.
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My thanks to Loldeantimber. They are responsible for the floral trug, You can find their details here
18 thoughts on “About ‘Orticultural ‘Obbit and Petal!!”
Howdy! I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster Award 🙂
Congratulations! I’ve just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can go to my link here to accept the Award: http://gardeningingreenwood.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/.
Wow, thanks steve!
Looks like you have a great blog going. I think I will follow and catch up with your posts later. Looking forward to more from you.
Thank you! Please keep tuning in ^_^
Hi there! Came upon your blog through Steve1111 @ Gardening in Greenwood. Looking forward to more visits! ~The White Rabbit 😀
Welcome and thank you for stopping by!
Thanks for the follow – here’s me just along the M6 in Staffordshire.
best wishes for Christmas and with the allotment.
Wow that looks like a truly humongous amount of work! Seeing what you’ve done there makes me feel not quite so daunted about tackling some of the wilder bits of my plot…
Thank you! Has taken a while, plus I have had lots of help 🙂 glad to be of encouragement!
I love your blog and despite you winning one already, I nominated you for The Liebster Award. I really enjoy your posts. http://glutenfreepsd.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/and-now-for-something-completely-different-the-liebster-award/
Wow! Love your experiments! Wish I too had a green thumb…
thank you! Stay tuned in 🙂
Hello H.H. Lovely I am very impressed with the transformation of your allotment from wilderness to cultivated beds 🙂 it takes some doing, and doesn’t just happen over night..
Loved all of you pictures and produce, and especially the wooden painted basket and seed box took my eye, I like to spruce things up my self too.. Did you do these items?
Thank you for the follow.. I have logged in here with my Gardening logo, but will frequently comment using Sue Dreamwalker one on my main blog.. The reason being WP for some reason does not send this log replies 🙂
Hope you are having a good day and Birmingham not too far away from me in Robin Hood Country 🙂
Nice to meet you..
Hi, Sue, thank you for passing through. It was certainly hard work! The trug and box were both commissions from a timber company. Their details are on the about page. I do hope you continue to read and enjoy 🙂