Monthly Archives: October 2015

A very damp morning at the Allotment…then the sun came out

It was a damp morning with a very heavy shower but we managed to do a lot of work on replacing the rotten boards in the raised beds. They are all now in place waiting to be fixed to the … Continue reading

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Autumn is here on the allotment

Enjoying the wonderful colour of the fallen leaves everywhere today blown down in the strong winds. The beautiful display of sweet peas had blown down so time to clear these out and sow green manure. The runner beans were still … Continue reading

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Find out how the Scottish entries into Britain Bloom fared this year.

Seven winning groups from the 2014 Beautiful Scotland campaign represented Scotland in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition this year, competing with more than 1,000 other groups across Britain. At the award ceremony for 2015 on 16 October the following … Continue reading

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Chilly day on the allotment

A chilly start to the day but the sun came out and dried off the plot. We warmed up courtesy of our new brazier, compared to trying to get a bonfire going from scratch it is money well spent. There … Continue reading

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Scottish gentians.

Ian McNaughton at Macplants has developed a range of gentians which are more compact than the original Chinese wild species. One of the best is The Caley named after the society and at its best in October when Caley meetings … Continue reading

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Work continues on the allotment despite the weather

After the rain of the past couple of days the sun shone for us on the allotment and soon dried off the fruit and vegetable. By the early afternoon the grass was dry enough for what might be the last … Continue reading

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The work on the allotment bears fruit….

The spell of delightfully warm and sunny days continued allowing the last of the crops time to ripen and make up for the slow growth earlier in the year. The apples are ripening fast and most of the cookers are … Continue reading

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