Mint Emergency

I have been lied too. I have always been led to believe that mint grows well, too well and that in fact stopping it from spreading everywhere is the main challenge.


Our mint was mint green, bushy and given it’s own bed behind the greenhouse (still up!).  It seemed wet enough, not too sunny or windy.

Last week was our wedding anniversary (9 years) and Head Gardener bought this lethal weapon, I mean gadget for me for the kitchen and to use with allotment produce.  


It is fantastic and to test it out Head Gardner (HG) had picked some mint to make into mint tea. It was delicious!


Well today I’d asked HG and Littelest Digger (LD) to pick some more mint for a Sunday night mint tea (rock and roll life style!). They brough home this sorry sight: 


What is gong on! We can’t even grow mint! Abandon all hope! Not sure I should risk drinking it?!

Aldi sponsers our allotment…

Well I wish they would as all the greenhouse shelves and our newest addition all came from Aldi. They do weekly themes and a few weeks ago it was greenhouse and we bought the shelves for a bargain and last week it was general garden things. Head Gardner spotted a wheelbarrow. 

Now we have had the allotment since November and have yet had no call for a wheelbarrow. We see very few people walking around with them but an ‘opportunity*’ arose that required the need for a wheel barrow. But possibly a one off ‘opportunity’. Littlest digger has desperately wanted one as Head Gardner had said they were great fun to ride in and she had been desperate to lug around horse muck (where did we find her!). I digress…after so many months of not needing one we were not sure about spending a fortune for something we were only going to use once (feel free to comment to correct us about the frequency of use!). Head Gardner and chief of the purse strings has done a fair bit of researching into the cheapest and had not been impressed. 

Luckily good old Aldi had one in their gardening offer so off I and littlest digger went to collect one. We then built it and today Head and Littelist tried it out….

Enjoy the pictures:



*the opportunity can not be discussed for fear of incrimination….already said too much. Will leave to imaginations! Suggestions on postcards/comments box!