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A chilly day on the allotment

A chilly, windy day so a good day to have another bonfire and get some digging done to keep warm. The Jostaberry was the latest fruit bush to be moved over to the new area. The carrots in the ground … Continue reading

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Good day on the allotment

No midges today with a good west wind blowing, unlike last week. It was down on hands and knees today, getting the boards for the new raised beds into their final position and levelling them off,¬† taking into account the … Continue reading

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A mild, sunny and windless day at the allotment

Today we started on the new raised beds, marking out the beds and paths; putting the boards and stakes into position as well as doing a thorough weeding of the whole area. The runner beans are now over so they … Continue reading

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Rain and shine on the allotment

We all turned up last week but the rain was so heavy and the forecast not promising we fled home and then it turned into a beautiful sunny day. We did manage to pick a few runner beans though in … Continue reading

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A warm sunny autumn day at the allotment

Today is the Autumn equinox and another warm and sunny day. ¬†Long may it continue. Each week another of the apple varieties ripens and today ‘Charles Ross‘, good for cooking and eating, was ready for picking. We had a bonfire … Continue reading

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A misty muggy morning on the allotment

A misty muggy morning with the sun coming out as we were clearing up to leave. Today we were still working on clearing the posts from the old raspberry bed, the last one was finally dug out. They were all … Continue reading

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A wet day at the allotment

A miserable morning with light showers interspersed with heavy showers but we carried on! The main job of the day was digging up the roots of the old raspberry canes. They are supposed to have shallow roots but it is … Continue reading

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First day of September on the allotment

September brings the start of Autumn but still good things to look forward to since the Victoria plums and apples are ripening, The autumn raspberries are now in full flow and maybe next week we shall have the first of … Continue reading

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Another day at the allotment

The haar came in overnight after the last couple of warm and sunny days but it was gone by late morning and Arthur Seat came into full view again. Some of the second sowing of Japanese vegetables are now showing … Continue reading

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A rainy day on the allotment

There has been plenty of rain over the last few days and some this morning too but not enough to send us home! After the pruning workshop on the Open Day, we carried on with the job on the rest … Continue reading

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