Monthly Archives: April 2016

A cold day on the allotment

A cold day on the allotment but we managed to get some work done before the rain came on. The main crop potatoes were planted; Desiree and Pink Fir Apple in the ground and Golden Wonder in the tub. More … Continue reading

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What a pleasant day at the allotment

What a pleasure to be out on the allotment on such a good day. The hen pheasant was busy checking out the allotment when we arrived, I hope she is not thinking of nesting on the ground!  Last year the … Continue reading

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The large flowered Hippeastrums are still usually called Amaryllis by gardeners. The size and number of flowers depends on the size of the bulbs.  These two stems have 12 flowers between them. The plant has not needed staking as it … Continue reading

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Pleione orchid

Best in show at the recent Edinbugh  rock garden club show was an impressive pan of Pleione Britannia Doreeen grown by Jane & Alan Thomson. It is an example of  good  cultivation over a long period. They bought one pseudobulb at the Strathclyde Park garden show … Continue reading

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Sun shone on the allotment for our weekly session

Early on the sun shone on the allotment which is full of colour from the daffodils and other spring flowers. Those doing the hard work of digging out the fruit posts in the old fruit cage area were taking off … Continue reading

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Allotment Update w/e Sunday 27 March

Dear all A late report due to preparations for the wonderful Spring Show. I put in some daffodils from the allotment, ‘Rip van Winkle’,  in the miniature class. They do arouse quite strong feelings in people including me but being … Continue reading

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School bulbs

Now the Caley spring show is over  do not waste the bulbs.  Law Primary School North Berwick’s Jetfires  which were on the bench  at the weekend  were planted out on Monday in the local park. . 

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What is there to look at?

So what is there to look at a spring flower show even if you are not a grower/exhibitor? Lots! Some of us have been growing for just a few years, although not expert, but we are all constantly learning, even George!  So … Continue reading

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