It's been a week of amazing dry and sunny autumnal weather so I've been digging , clearing my plot and cleaning out my shed. I left the big spiders alone that have made themselves at home around some small drawings I'd made and left there over a year ago. I am never too sure when is a good time to burn uncompostable debris but the allotment association chairman happened to walk past and when I said I was concerned not to to be a nuisance with smoke he said 'now would be a good time'.
I am interested in things and processes that are often overlooked or spurned as irrelevant. In 2006 I began working an allotment in Derbyshire that became my field for research and working the ground has been important ever since.