Monthly Archives: May 2013

Peony trecking

Gorgeous display from Binny Plants, made me think that peonies feature all to rarely as cut flowers. …and on to Kelways, who have a brilliant display also.

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Welcome to the jungle

Lovely display of ferns from Boden…

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Birmingham City

Birmingham City Council seem determined to scare any small children coming anywhere near their display!

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RHS Chelsea Flower show

It’s an early start for us today. Here as the gates opened at 8 after a brisk walk through Hyde Park. London is being nice to us and we should be in for a good day after yesterday’s rain. The … Continue reading

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Live blog…

Off to RHS Chelsea tomorrow with the President. Going to try a live blog from the event if we can!

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Chilly wind on the allotment

A chilly east wind kept us moving but a bright and sunny day. The apple blossom is now out and looking fine and the first shoots have appeared on the early potatoes, so these were earthed up to protect from … Continue reading

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Mid May allotment action

The blossom on the fruit is looking very good but little growth happening elsewhere because of the cold, especially the cold nights. Biochar Trial. We finished planting the biochar trial beds today with a row of cabbages so we can … Continue reading

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Run up to Gardening Scotland

As I tackled another batch of queries about Gardening Scotland today it occurred to me that I should really be keeping the wider Caley world in the loop about preparations for Gardening Scotland.  But – I pondered – it might seem dull and boring … Continue reading

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It’s busy on the allotment..

Thursday morning was generally sunny and warmish. The ground was fairly dry so the rain coming later in the day was very welcome. The warm weather of the past few days had brought a big change to the plot with … Continue reading

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First Thursday in May on the allotment

A cloudy day and still needing to keep the warm jackets on, however the soil is warm enough for sowing and planting so a busy day for us all. We planted another four rows of potatoes – Shetland Black, Salad … Continue reading

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