Monthly Archives: February 2017

Keep watch on cold greenouse temperature

With the sunshine lately the thermometer in the cold greenhouse has registered temperatures over 20C even with the door open. High temperatures and good light will accelerate the growth of many of the bulbs so I have moved some of … Continue reading

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Finishing off the fruit pruning on the allotment

Last Thursday the team finished the fruit pruning. They took some redcurrant cuttings for growing as cordons and had a bonfire to dispose of the waste. The best of the new growth of the autumn raspberries were moved to their … Continue reading

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Bulb Blog – 14th February

At the bulb lifting session on Saturday one or two folk asked about the progress of their Scamp Challenge bulbs, Gallipoli Dawn. I have grown it for the past two years and found it to be one of those reliable … Continue reading

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Caley bulb lifting day

Today all was revealed. It was CALEY Bulb lifting day when we removed the pots of Daffodils, Tulips and Hyacinths from the plunge bed. The bulbs were just pushing their leaves through the top of the plunge and ready to … Continue reading

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George is watching the weather….

    A faint dusting of snow on the car this morning   But overall the days have been mild and growth has progressed. It is difficult to compare this year’s bulb growth with that of previous years but already … Continue reading

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Notes from the winter fruit pruning workshop

  These notes from The Caley allotment crew about winter fruit pruning may help those who came to the workshop last Sunday and those those who couldn’t make it. ¬† Pruning is important to remove dead, dying and diseased branches, … Continue reading

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Things are greening up for George

Monday: ¬†Good cold crisp morning this morning and the temperature overnight was down to -2C in the cold glasshouse. However the pots of daffodils and Hyacinths are still OK and greening up nicely. They have been kept dry and not … Continue reading

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