Monthly Archives: August 2012

August ends with a frost for the President!

Almost apprehensive to venture out to check the runner beans and the Courgettes. At 5am this morning it was just 0.7C.

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One week after the open day and the work continues

Warm and sunny on Thursday so the team didn’t get any of the threatened rain. Now that some of the strawberry varieties have finished fruiting, it is time to time to cut off the old leaves and if you want … Continue reading

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Getting the allotment ready for open day?

The Thursday before the open day and it was another warm and sunny day, just the right weather for digging up the potatoes.The shaws were cut down 3 weeks ago – earlier than usual because of the blight but cutting … Continue reading

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summer and autumn shows

We are now in the show season. The Scottish Gardeners’ Forum publish details of the shows they have been told about   at the end of  their Newsletter. If you do not have apaper copy go into the  SGF website and click  on the … Continue reading

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Trials at Pentland

The Caley president inspecting some of the varieties  of summer bedding being trialled in Pentland Plants greenhouses.  

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It might be sunny for once but there is still work to be done on the allotment.

A beautifully warm and sunny today. There are always non-urgent tasks to be done so today the compost heap was turned into the empty bin- this will be the compost to be spread on the beds over the winter – … Continue reading

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Is it a hedge or is it a fence?

I have spent a lot of time looking at hedges and  fences over the past year and whilst this would not have been suitable to replace the 50metres of leylandii hedge, I do like it!  

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