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It is time for winter veg on the allotment.

It was time to tackle the couch grass that had found a home along the north edge of the plot.  A slow job but a satisfying one as the roots are tracked down and eased out. Couch grass had also got … Continue reading

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It is that time again!!

Time to get organised for Spring and the Spring Show.  First task is to look out the Show Schedule and make sure of the pot sizes which are allowed in each section. ( I am growing cut flower so don’t … Continue reading

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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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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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Allotment chores on a pleasant day.

A pleasant day to get on with the allotment chores. The strawberries are over so the netting was taken off and put over the area that had grown the shallots and has now been sown with buckwheat as a green … Continue reading

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Green over gravel 

Guest blog from Caley member John Gordon  With approaching forty years  in the horticultural industry I now give myself more time to appreciate and enjoy plants; the training I got at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh must have rubbed off. … Continue reading

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