Category Archives: Spring Show

George is getting ready for spring

The Greenhouse has been made ready. The bulb foliage is well through the top of the plunge so I have made the decision to lift them out. This is much about the same as last year when I started proceedings … 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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George is heading to Dundee

We are off to Dundee Flower Show this weekend and already the flowers are cut waiting for the door to open and all excited to leave. Meanwhile in the garden the Tulips are in full bloom . And a pleasant … Continue reading

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Caley Spring Show is over:

Well that is the Caley Spring Show over for another year and team Anderson had some moderate success with a number of Firsts, Seconds and Thirds.  There were a good set of exhibits on show and some of the winning … Continue reading

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All packed and picked

All packed picked and ready for the Caley Spring Show. Maybe a degree of overkill here but once you have grown them you might as well show them.     Cut flowers all labelled and selected.         … Continue reading

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The excitement mounts or does it??

Monday morning and George made his early morning inspection of the candidates for the Caley Show on Saturday. The pots of Caley workshop bulbs are still hanging in there and later this week I will give them their final staking … Continue reading

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Nearly time!

Just incase you have nothing to do this evening, here is the latest epistle from Joppa. Only one week to go until the show and if you are anything like me, you will be fussing over your pots and blooms … Continue reading

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Brinkmanship!

It is all about Brinksmanship, how close to the edge can we go without the blooms going over.  Just to mix the metaphors, Am I sailing too close to the wind? The pot of Hyacinths ( Delft Blue ) and … 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 weekend update from George

Saw my first Peacock Butterfly of the season today (Saturday)  basking in the bright sunshine.  A day of wall to wall sunshine with just a hint of frost in the morning. Another first for the season was the opening of … Continue reading

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