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The Caley has launched an exciting new integrated website and blog at http://www.thecaley.org.uk The new website will have all our new blog posts going forward and we have transferred the history too – with a great search facility so you … Continue reading

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Another day, another bonfire!

Another week and the pleasure of another bonfire! The new raspberry canes were planted. The variety is ‘Glen Ample’. Raspberries are hungry plants, so the planting holes had plenty of compost added. A ‘splint’ was put on the broken fence … Continue reading

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Back on the Allotment!

There was still some snow on the ground as we met up for the first working day of 2018, but the soil was not frozen, the sun was shining, and it was good to be out doing some physical work. … Continue reading

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Winter fruit pruning workshop

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Winter bedding in winter weather

Not long ago nobody talked about winter bedding. Plants like wallflower were planted in  the autumn  along with bulbs to flower in spring.  Milder winters have encouraged garden centres  to sell plants such as pansies in flower as suitable for … Continue reading

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New shed for the Allotment

The shed fairies paid a visit to the allotment last week and left behind a very nice tool shed for us.  The fairies in question (Richard & Pam Whittle), did an excellent job on the shed, ensuring that it was … Continue reading

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Keeping warm – allotment style!

Another very cold but brilliant day, though a cloud hung over the allotment for most of the morning. The frosts of the past few days have not caused any damage to the winter crops although the field beans grown as … Continue reading

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Sex and the single Gaultheria

Small bushes of Gaultheria (was Pernettya) mucronata are now in garden centres for use in winter planting schemes. They often prove to be disappointing purchases as they produce few berries in later years and also grow quite a bit taller. … Continue reading

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Lunch in the sunshine.

Last week we started on repairing the raised beds and weeding along the north edge of the plot and we carried on with that today. Fortunately, the dark rain clouds disappeared, and we had our lunch in brilliant sunshine. The radiccio … Continue reading

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New shed for the Allotment.

It is getting chilly now even with the sun shining so we need to stay on the move to keep warm. We have been offered a small shed and the area it is going to has been cleared, levelled and slabs put down. … Continue reading

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