Monthly Archives: August 2014

Allotment Update week ending 31 August

We leave the summer pruning of the fruit until after the Open Day workshop but now we need to finish the job.  The summer pruning of the gooseberries and apples was completed. Now that the raspberries have finished fruiting it … Continue reading

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Bridgend Demonstration Allotment Open Day – Sunday 24 August

Once again we had a fine and sunny day to welcome our visitors.  This year we had for the second time Japanese vegetables to show off, the Biochar trial is in its second year so a chance to see what … Continue reading

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Allotment update week ending Sunday 24 August

A moist morning but fortunately not much wind to hinder us as we took the huge piece of netting off the summer raspberries and moved it over to the pears and apples which are ripening now. With the Open Day … Continue reading

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Demonstration allotment week ending 17 August 2014

The compost heap has been rotting down since the spring so we moved the material still to be transformed into the empty bin to loosen it up and help it rot down more quickly. The warm summer has helped to … Continue reading

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A grand turn out at the Allotment

Yesterday saw a grand turn-out at the allotment so we made a lot of progress with the weeding in the fruit cage and round by the hazels. All the veg beds had a hoe; a quick way to kill off … Continue reading

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Allotment Update week ending Sunday 3rd August

There is always maintenance work to do on the allotment even at the height of the picking season.  The recent rain has been much needed but we still need to keep up with the watering. The strawberries have finished so … Continue reading

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