When I first took on the plot, which is almost 10 years ago (I feel old!) I thought an allotment would be nothing without peas and strawberries.  That is still true, although I’m taking a rest from peas this year after 3 consecutive years of dismal crops.  Hello Birdseye 😉  I’ve recently added flowers to my must-have list.  Not just the flowers to bring colour and deter pests but ones to harvest for the vase.  I’ve just cut my first bouquet of peonies and roses.  Didn’t I say they look stunning together in the same vase.  I’m also feeling rather pleased with my flower arranging: Sarah Raven was right about the Alchemilla Mollis – brings it all together.

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