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Allotment books: minding my peas and cucumbers

I was given a gardening book by a dear friend and within weeks received another by the same author from another friend.

Funny how that works. 212 more words


Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

One of my favourite shows! The amateur tent is just bursting with exhibits.

I entered in the gladioli and was pleased to get a couple of cards in clouding a first in the single 500 spikes with a new one for me ‘Rotary’. 30 more words

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New Longton Horticultural Show - 6th September

A lovely local show which I first exhibited at last year. It numerous sections including art and craft, baking and children’s exhibits.

I entered in the sweet peas, gladioli and top vase flower classes then the cherry tomato and potato classes in the veg. 20 more words

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Teasel, Dipsacus, is a genus of flowering plant in the family Caprifoliaceae. The seeds are an important winter food resource for some birds, notably the Goldfinch. 50 more words

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Plot 51 in December

The manure is down and all covered up for the next few months. Can’t believe it’s December already, where did the year go? Here’s to more happy vegetable growing next year – Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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KHWG in December

Grey skies and a cold wind in the garden on this day of Solstice – the shortest day of the year, a few days before Christmas. 14 more words


Whiston - 30th August

Don Sutcliffe sent me a schedule which looked good so we headed off to Whiston on the Saturday.

The plot was full of flowers the couple of days before. 82 more words

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