Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spring is Springing this week.

Spring is certainly Springing this week and the Caley Bulbs having spent two nights indoors have been put back out in the cold greenhouse. The Tulips had produced some supplementary basal shoots( it would be these basal shoots that eventually … Continue reading

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Redcroft Garden News 23rd February 2015

We are almost at the moment when the garden emerges from the dull browns of winter to the prettiness of early Spring. Most of the colour is found very close to the ground. Sadly many of the purples crocuses have … Continue reading

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Hyacinth problems!

There are Hyacinth problems in the Anderson bulb world!!   The pot of Hyacinths that came out of the plunge with two apparently healthy bulbs and the promise of some stems for cut flower. I photographed the pot today and … Continue reading

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A little warmth in the sunshine despite a cold wind a blowing at the allotment

We had a close look at one of the two cherry trees, Summer Sun, which has bacterial canker. The first sign is lesions on the bark which are oozing gum and the affected branches die back. There was a lesion … Continue reading

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A lot can happen in two days…

George brought pots of some of the slower growing bulbs into the heat of the house on Sunday and just two days later has taken them out into the cold glasshouse again as they have put on about 2 inches … Continue reading

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One week after being removed from the plunge

The sunshine in the past week has caused the Caley bulbs to green up slightly. They are not fully green yet but in the next few days they should be. Contrast this with the progress on George’s own pots that … Continue reading

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Another chilly morning but wonderful clear blue skies at the allotment

This week we finally finished the dead hedge at the end of one of the more exposed beds so the vegetables grown in it will benefit from some shelter. Any prunings or stalks too hard for the compost heap will … Continue reading

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