My name is Val. I live in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. I have been allotmenteering for three years now and have recently taken a plot in a new private allotment scheme ten minutes drive from my home. I want to use this blog to record the progress of my plot, from the blanket of weeds and grass it is now, to what I hope will be a productive vegetable and fruit garden.
Great idea. I love the photos. I know you will make a great success of this new allotment. Looks like a great location. We will be watching your progress closely and picking up useful tips for our first vegetable patch which we hope to start next year. If you have any free time, perhaps you can come over and do a bit of diggging for us.
Look forward to tasting your produce next Summer.
Ruth and David
Hi Ruth and David, thanks for visting and congratulations on being the first to comment on my blog.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. Your recipes sounds delicious and I love all of your posts, especially the posts on what your planting in your garden. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Carlie… looking forward to seeing more of your photos!
Hi Val – I’m so impressed with the jams you make. I’m still at the stage of keeping stuff alive long enough to grow properly – but jams is the future I see in my imagination….!
I’m really enjoying the blog.
Hi Stevie, thanks for visiting my allotment. I wonder what Rhubarb and Nettle Jam would taste like? I’ll have to google that one!
The photos are also fantastic by the way. I need to take more pictures, lesson learned!
Thank you so much for stopping by my allotment blog, yours looks very interesting and I will be a regular visitor no doubt!
Karen (Allotment Plot 4)
Hi Karen, you are welcome to visit any time. Thanks for the multiple comments! Val
Great to meet you, Val! Nice cyber-home you have here!
Good to meet you too, Hook! You’re welcome to visit any time! (Is it ok to shorten your name to Hook?)
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Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind comment, Val. Such an interesting notion for a blog (yours!) and I’ll be looking forward to seeing your progress and borrowing from your inspiration! Thanks! spree
Thanks for the comment and for following my blog! I hope to use some of your recipes when my bumper crop arrives!
Very cool! I would love to have my own fruit and vegetable garden someday!
No doubt you will. Thanks for dropping by and for the follow!
Lucky you living in Ireland! I heard it’s gorgeous over there. Will definitely go there someday 🙂
Yes it is… I’m sure you will love it!
Hey Val. Like the blog. Well done you. In reading the comments above, I remembered about your jam! Holding out on me bro?? lol…
Don’t worry Paul, as soon as I start making this year’s jams, you will be provided for! 🙂
I’m holding you to that. Getting toast ready now…
An interesting concept you have here . . . To be quite honest, I had not ever heard of an “allotment” before; at least not in regards to gardening/agriculture. Your pictures are gorgeous.
I wish you much success in eking out your plot 🙂
Thanks Cara for dropping by and following my blog!
Where’s the ‘like’ button around here?
Hi Paul, there is no ‘like’ button on this ‘A little bit about me’ page. If you click on ‘Home’ and then on the headline of any post, you will see the ‘like’ button at the end of each post. Or you could click on one of the ‘Recent Posts’ in the sidebar and scroll down to ‘like’.
What a great idea! Your sweet pea caught my eye – my favourite flower, and I had to see where you were from that you still had flowers. I am headed to Ireland for the first time in Sept 2013 and am very excited. I am a McKinney and do have relatives somewhere over there. I cannot wait.
Hi Valerie. I do hope you find your relatives and enjoy your visit to the oul’ sod!
I’m nominating you for an award in my 6pm post tomorrow. I love your blog!