Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sunshine on the allotment….at last

A bright and sunny day but not warm for the time of year. Still even with the poor summer weather, the growth on the fruit and vegetables has been wonderful. Only the courgettes and marrows are showing signs of missing … Continue reading

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A chilly day on the allotment…

A surprisingly chilly day for the middle of July but only a slight drizzle from the dark clouds and we were sitting in sunshine for lunch. Sad news for us about the pheasant but good news for the local fox. … Continue reading

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Giant Hogweed  (Heracleum mantegazzianum) makes an impressive sight when fully grown but giant hogweed is invasive and potentially harmful to people. Chemicals in the sap cause photosensitivity, where the skin becomes very sensitive to sunlight. A painful rash, which then blisters, … Continue reading

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15th July report from the allotment

We do try to be wildlife friendly apart from the traditional enemies – rabbits and pigeons so we were delighted to see today we have the local pheasant nesting on our plot. She has a clutch of ten eggs and … Continue reading

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Redcroft Garden News July 2015 July 13, 2015July 13, 2015 / annabuxtonb / Leave a comment / Edit Redcroft Garden News               July 2015 July is not the best time of year in this garden and I noticed that a group of … Continue reading

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The week is nearly over….

Today was a pretty full day with four very different gardens. The started with rain but very soon after we arrived at Elizabeth MacGregor’s nursery at Kirkcudbright the weather improved.      The nursery has a walled garden area where … Continue reading

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All the rewards for our hard work at the allotment

This is the season of return for all our hard work during the year when we have the pleasure of keeping up with all the delicious fruit and vegetables as they become ready for picking. The air is full of … Continue reading

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