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Allotment in the Spring sunshine

What a difference a few days of warmer weather makes to the growth on the allotment. The fruit bushes; redcurrant, saskatoon and gooseberry which we moved earlier in the year are mature plants and are making good growth. They don’t … Continue reading

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A Spring Day on the Allotment

A dull start but the sun was out by lunchtime. Spring has definitely arrived with all the daffodils in full bloom and some cut which may be good enough for the Spring Show.  We’ll see how they look tomorrow. We … Continue reading

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Cloudy Day on Allotment

A cloudy day and the promised rain didn’t arrive so we made good progress. We had the last bonfire of the winter to clear away all the prunings etc and the ash was spread around the fruit bushes. A further … Continue reading

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A typical March day on the allotment

A proper March day with the weather starting sunny and with a good drying wind but by the middle of the day there was a downpour and we were quite soaked by the time we had cleared up and left. … Continue reading

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A hint of Spring on the allotment

Spring is coming to the allotment as the buds on the fruit swell and the leaves begin to show. Today each of the fruit bushes had a feed with a good spadeful of compost and then a mulch of leaves … Continue reading

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Remedial work on the allotment

Today was mildish and dull but with no wind, the ground not too wet either. Last week the six new posts for the soft fruits, loganberry and Tayberry, were hammered in. A lengthy job and hard work so we are … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit Pruning Workshop

Firstly, a very happy new year to you all. The Caley will be hosting their annual Winter fruit pruning workshop by none other than our own Honorary President, George Anderson, presenter of Beechgrove Garden. The workshop is open to all … Continue reading

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Last allotment report for 2016

We have been very busy with the DIY, putting in new posts and finishing the first three of the new raised beds. The old potato tub was emptied, the hazel and willow were pruned and the prunings will be used … Continue reading

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Become a 2017 Living Garden mentor

An exciting volunteer opportunity to provide support to Eco-Schools entering the ‘One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden competition’. Winning gardens will be displayed in the Living Garden, one of the exhibits at the national Gardening Scotland event at Ingliston, Edinburgh. (see … Continue reading

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A frosty but beautiful sunny day on the allotment

A bitterly cold but splendidly sunny winter day with many interesting examples of different kinds of frost from the minus temperatures overnight. Our stout-hearted team kept warm by digging out the roots of two hazels which were in the way … Continue reading

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