One to look forward to, I missed the first episode last week but can’t wait to see this tomorrow night. Experienced horticulturist Monty Don assists six families as they try to realise their dream of quitting the rat race, by helping them return to the land. This week is about Karon Roberts and Simon Sanders who have quit the rat race to breed rare pigs in Suffolk. They have swapped the London suburbs for a windswept corner of Cornwall, but in their pursuit of a self-sufficient lifestyle they soon begin to haemorrhage money. The couple have grand plans for an enormous barn housing a farm shop, cafe and art gallery. But the whole scheme is threatened when some of the pigs fall ill. This is the 2nd week of a series of 6, all based around the same principles. I’d love to do something just like this, totally up my street. If you would like to tune in, it's on Thursdays, Channel 4, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Hi I'm Katy,I'm a single mother in her mid (erm late) 30's who has had the wonderful world of grow your own introduced to her. How it all started - well in the summer of 2009 I managed to get myself an allotment (rather overgrown) and spent most of that year trying to educate myself about the world of fruit and vegetables through trial and error, blogs and magazines and tried to get my lottie into a nice 'working' plot so that I can somehow be more self sufficient. Samson was my Dog, sadly he took the trip across Rainbow Bridge in August 2011. There is no Delilah but I thought it sounded better than Katy, well it sounded a little different, when I decided to name my blog after Samson LOL. So here we are, present day, errors have been made and learnt from, and through blogging and videoing I'm hoping to learn from all of this and share my experiences with all my fellow plotters out there. Hope you enjoy the journey.
Down at my allotment there are vegetables and flowers,
I planted every one of them and stay there hours and hours,
I have a little shed where I can make a cup of tea,
Down at my allotment is the only place for me.
Carrots, Cauliflowers, Onions and Beans,
Courgettes, Brussels sprouts, Squash and Wintergreens,
Tulips, Daffodils, Marigolds and Phlox
Sunflowers, Violets, Daisy’s, Hollyhocks.