Category Archives: Saughton Park

Watering, watering, watering……

The weather is finally warming up but still no rain so out with the hose again today watering all the fruit and the growing vegetables. The first flowers are out on the runner beans now and all the peas planted … Continue reading

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Fruit blossom….and winter veg.

Today was one of those typical May days, with hats and scarves on in the morning but by lunchtime the jackets are off, though the east wind was still making itself felt. The plot is full of fruit blossom and … Continue reading

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Blossoms and weeds.

Yet another week with no rain and low temperatures, especially during the night. In spite of this, everything on the allotment is growing well.  The turnip and beetroot seed sown a fortnight ago have germinated and only the broad beans … Continue reading

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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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