Settee of the week (not available at DFS)

Slate Settee of the weekWe at weeds have just got back from a week away in Pembrokeshire, Wales and how’s this for a slate settee seen at Aberbach Beach, near Dinas Cross. Comfy or what?aberbachbeachThe model doesn’t come with an adjustable headrest nor a footstool, there’s not 15 other colour variations and it’s not the most comfortable of sofas to have a kip on, but who cares, it has a sea view! Big up the seaside stone settee!

Dennis Brown, Sly & Robbie – Sitting And Watching – Taxi 12″

The Chi-lites – Stoned out of my mind – Brunswick

Got to get away…

Garnett Mimms & The Enchanters – A quiet place – United Artists

Tune in to The Dirt “a gardening programme like no other” on Radio Fab International this Sunday night from 6-8pm for the usual gardening related stuff and our very own “sounds from the south” spot. Listen in from 6pm here to find out more!

Dr Alimantado – Poison Flour

Also a big thanks to A Robbins for letting us know about another great South London Reggae do, this weekend (flyer below). Look’s like it’ll be a good night, the music will brilliant, the pub is ace and Earl Gateshead’s a nice chap too!

Lewisham business

I’d rather be working

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You – City Slang
A couple of tunes for this nice afternoon. Stuck on the weeds all-in-one music centre last night by our good mate Maz, a lovely tune from the great Caribou on the great City Slang label (some great free downloads from the label here.)

The 2 Bears feat. Stylo G – Money Man – Southern Fried

This one was on the mighty David Rodigan show this week, a nice chilled out reggae type thing from The 2 Bears with Stylo G. Great stuff, making two tunes for dossing around in the garden to, while taking photo’s of your crops, when you should be at work.
Below: Second attempt at growing Corn and I can see one cob coming at least!

Cornus alba(Below) And, this Pepper on the right, I’ll be having for me tea tonight!peppers in tinsAnd below, a nice old Sunflower in a pastel yellow style, taken last night!Sunny evening

An allotment like no other

Phil_2Looking on the web over the last few weeks, I discovered a great community gardening project in Berlin called Allmende Kontor. The collection of allotments, which are mostly in an experimental style, are housed on part of the disused Tempelhof Airport.Phil_1And this is what I’ve managed to gleam image-wise about the place from the internet. There’s some really good “out there” stuff going on, I mean, look at this mad runner bean igloo (above.) Brilliant, you could even kip in there!Phil_4If this was in the UK, the allotment committee would be well on your case and you’d be given your marching orders straight away I reckon, but look at the madness, it’s great!

Does anyone know anything more about the project? If so, we’d love to find out more! This site here has some great images from the project on it, it really is bonkers (in the best way possible!)

Or is there the equivalent of the above in the UK, if so we’d love to see pics of it too! Send your info about Allmende Kontor and/or photo’s of UK allotment madness to onedeckpete (at) gmail (dot) com.

***UPDATE*** We’ve just received an email from the folks at Allmende Kontor who told us that “the Igloo isn’t part of the Allmende-Garden and belongs to the Schillerkiez-Garten as there are three more garden projects around the area.” What, more mad gardening projects? Brilliant! More about Schillerkiez-Garten here.

Thieves like us

angry seagullA big shout to Simon, Ricky and Paul at The Dirt on Radio Fab International. Tune in every Sunday night from 6-8pm here for “a gardening programme like no other.”

Tomorrow night’s show will feature weeds’ very own “sounds from the south” spot which this week is called “True life bird business.” Listen in from 6pm to find out more!

There’s a Mojo in me garden, what am I gonna do?

A big shout to our very good mate The Rhythm Doctor for posting up his latest mix of the stuff he and DJ Von Koff play at their Mojo nights in Tallinn, Estonia. There’s a bit of reggae, soul and funk, some real mix up business!

It’s sounding great this Saturday afternoon! I’ve got it cranked up while I’m trying to catch up on the weeding!

This stuff is really fresh

Looks like I’ll be making more pasta sauce this weekend! Below is just the start of the tomatoes and hopefully there’s a few more to come. A big thanks to all at Dig This Nursery for giving us a good few tomato plants earlier this year.

Harvest day

The plums on the right are off the dwarf tree we bought a few years ago from Shannon’s. Some years it does well and some not, but who cares. Plum crumble the weekend, I reckon.