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What to do in August.

I spend most of my time now harvesting the produce that we have tended to for the past few months (hence the late blog post). I have to be very imaginative to include the fresh fruit and vegetables into our everyday … Continue reading

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What to do in July

This is an exciting time of the year for me as I get to harvest all of the produce that I have tended for the past months.  My homeward journey back from my allotment always includes bags full of fresh produce.  … Continue reading

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What to do in June

Now that the risk of frost has passed many gardeners are pleased that the growing season can finally get under way. Don’t be too hasty storing away the frost protection just yet though as here in the UK it is … Continue reading

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What to do in May

With 2 May Bank holidays here in the UK I should be grateful for the extra days that I can spend at my plot.  Luckily though for me, I have a few short, well deserved breaks booked that coincide with … Continue reading

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April Update

First of all let me apologise for my lack of posts recently. The weather had a major part to play in my lack of writing as I was unable to get out either into the garden or on my plot … Continue reading

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What to do in April

Ideally, vegetable and fruit growing should be keeping us busy mostly this month but with the cold wintery conditions that we have been experiencing here in the UK, we are so far behind.  I wonder whether we will really ever catch … Continue reading

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Resisting temptation in favour of recycling!

After ordering a few plants or seeds a while ago from a few online fruit and veg merchants, I have been inundated with their glossy gardening catalogues ever since.  At first I was quite excited to receive these in the post (sad heh!), … Continue reading

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What to do now in January

Happy New Year to you all and my apologies for the late posting for what jobs to do now for January.  The Christmas holiday period is always a busy affair at my home and I have struggled to find the … Continue reading

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Spot light on ……Pumpkins and Squash

Winter squash come in a vast array of sizes, shapes and colours and are relatively easy to grow.  They are a member of the curcurbit family that includes cucumber, melon, marrow and courgettes. There a predominately two types of plants – bushes and trailing; both … Continue reading

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What to do now in November

Jobs to do………in November Continue to water winter crops if needed Add the remaining vegetation to the compost heap Continue to collect leaves and add to the leaf mould heap. They will need at least 12-18 months to rot down … Continue reading

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