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Mystery at the Allotment

  The rain was supposed to come in at lunchtime but it started as we arrived, though it was not heavy enough to deter us. We planted some spring cabbage and pak choi for some extra greens over winter and … 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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Another weekend another local flower show

This one is the East Lothian Hort. Soc. show in Haddington’s corn exchange last Saturday. There are several such shows every weekend across Scotland just now.  Some go back a long way. This one started in 1838. The Caley website … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

Another warm and sunny day and still work to do on the plot. Whilst not as much to do as earlier in the season, work now involves clearing the ground, pruning and harvesting. Following the Open Day on Sunday, when … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the Open Day

A warm and sunny day for the final titivation of the plot before the Open Day on Sunday. The grass and edges were cut, weeding and hoeing done. The new growth on the loganberry and Tayberry was tied in and … Continue reading

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Mice and Mildew

A pleasant sunny day and good one for weeding. The digging back of the grass edges was finished and another repair to one of the raised beds done. The next couple of rows of potatoes, ‘Maris Peer’, were dug up … Continue reading

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Unexpected crop at the Allotment

Rain stopped play a couple of times today but we did get quite a lot done regardless. The grass was cut and the edges tidied up – an ongoing job. Weeding was done amongst the veg and green manure sowed … Continue reading

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