Monthly Archives: September 2017

Still plenty to harvest on the allotment

There was a lot of rain overnight and everything was soaking so no bonfire today.  The comfrey has grown well this year and we managed another cut off it today making that the third this year.  The green manure sown … Continue reading

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Autumn is here

Autumn is here with the nights getting chilly but there is still plenty of sun around to ripen the apples and hopefully the sweetcorn.   We had the the first of the clearing up bonfires today and we shall need … Continue reading

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Mystery at the Allotment

  The rain was supposed to come in at lunchtime but it started as we arrived, though it was not heavy enough to deter us. We planted some spring cabbage and pak choi for some extra greens over winter and … Continue reading

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Scotland is blooming

2017 was the 51st year for Beautiful Scotland with a theme of birds, bees and trees. The top award – the Rosebowl –  the overall winner across all categories was won by North Berwick in Bloom, for the second year … Continue reading

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Another weekend another local flower show

This one is the East Lothian Hort. Soc. show in Haddington’s corn exchange last Saturday. There are several such shows every weekend across Scotland just now.  Some go back a long way. This one started in 1838. The Caley website … Continue reading

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