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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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Harvest Time

Another warm and sunny day and still work to do on the plot. Whilst not as much to do as earlier in the season, work now involves clearing the ground, pruning and harvesting. Following the Open Day on Sunday, when … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the Open Day

A warm and sunny day for the final titivation of the plot before the Open Day on Sunday. The grass and edges were cut, weeding and hoeing done. The new growth on the loganberry and Tayberry was tied in and … Continue reading

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Mice and Mildew

A pleasant sunny day and good one for weeding. The digging back of the grass edges was finished and another repair to one of the raised beds done. The next couple of rows of potatoes, ‘Maris Peer’, were dug up … Continue reading

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Unexpected crop at the Allotment

Rain stopped play a couple of times today but we did get quite a lot done regardless. The grass was cut and the edges tidied up – an ongoing job. Weeding was done amongst the veg and green manure sowed … Continue reading

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April showers ….in July

It was like an April day today, though the downpours fortunately held off until we were leaving. We have been watering since early on this year, but it seems the plants prefer the rain and are showing impressive growth over … Continue reading

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Living Garden 2017

The Caley is a member of the Garden for Life forum.  The attached “Living Garden” report is a great representation of how this years Gardening Scotland was for the forum. For those of you who could not make it to … Continue reading

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Abundance at the allotment.

The rain and heat of the last few days has made a big difference to the plot with good growth on the sweetcorn, and the runner beans and French climbing beans finally getting going. The courgettes and the brassicas were … Continue reading

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A rainy day at the Allotment

All the rain that the ground desperately need seemed to be falling last Thursday, but two brave souls ventured out to check that the netting over the fruit was secure and all was well, as indeed it was. We removed … Continue reading

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Rain & warmth – a plant’s best friends.

The rain and warm temperatures of the past days have brought on some plants particularly well, such as the courgettes and sweetcorn, but the purple Milan turnips have gone to seed. The dry weather earlier in the season won’t have … Continue reading

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