Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Railway Hotel, Southend on sea

   Made our way to the Railway Hotel on Friday night and caught the Phrogs playing live. Good to see a  live band playing tight and bossing it in a pub. If you happen to be down this part of the estuary then may I suggest that you doff your hat and pay a visit to this fine establishment. It's not too far from Southend Central station and you'll recognise the place by the Wilko pub sign.

Monday, 20 April 2015

tom tom, tomato club

Re-potted the tomato's at the weekend. I noticed Monty Don doing this on Gardeners' World, only he advised not to touch the plants stems, oops.

Thursday, 16 April 2015


Managed to escape the city for a few days by spending it in Devon and Totness. Even paddled my feet in the see.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

The allotment

Chitin potatoes

strawberry patch

magic beer tree. Hop plants

potatoes are in

Frog spawn

Corn on the cob


Entering the second year of the allotment, No 88 aka Indie Farm. Planted some tomato and corn seeds on the window sill at home and also chitted some potatoes. Whilst up the allotment I re-planted some strawberries, popped in the first wave of potatoes and noticed that there's frog spawn in the mini pond. Going by Gardeners' World  frogs are a good thing, so lets hope those little fellas do okay. Good to see the hop plant making an appearance too.