Monthly Archives: March 2015

Pam checks on her own pots!

Having read George’s blog I have just checked my own pots.  They are way behind, even though most have been inside the cold greenhouse.  I have now brought a few into the conservatory to encourage them to catch up but … Continue reading

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Just when you think all is going well.

If it happens when you are asleep there is little you can do. Last night the gutter overflowed during the heavy downpour we had and washed lots of soil out of the Hyacinth pot and battered the Tulips. Just when … Continue reading

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A cloudy and windy day at the allotment

A cloudy day, and of course the wind was blowing, but not enough to stop us putting up the netting on the fruit cage.  The netting is several years old now and each year we have to do more ‘darning’. … Continue reading

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A blustery day

A blustery day here and the pots of bulbs have been moved back into a sheltered corner to try and prevent the opening flowers being bruised and damaged.         Meanwhile the flower buds I picked on Saturday … Continue reading

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March is an equinoctial month.

March is an equinoctial month. Windy and calm in equal portions. It has come in like a lion this year with strong damaging winds  so the pots of bulbs have been moved into a sheltered position and huddled together like penguins … Continue reading

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Things are certainly moving on.

Well things are certainly moving on. Peeping Tom and Velocity, two Cyclamineus cultivars are now in flower in the garden and may still be good show blooms by the end of the month. However the Caley Tulips and the lone … Continue reading

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A windy and sunny day and at last not too cold on the allotment

With raised beds, we work on a no-dig policy both to preserve the soil structure and save us work but the soil does become compacted over time. With the rotation, the bed for potatoes is always double dug but this … Continue reading

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