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All safely gathered in

It’s been so wet here over the last few weeks that I wondered if I would every be able to find opportunity to lift all the gladioli corms. 72 more words

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Bulb planting time again...

Despite a couple of sharp frosts, it’s still resolutely autumnal here: the trees are still (just about) decked in their golden and orange autumn finery, although I don’t think the colours have been quite as rich as usual this year. 1,404 more words

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Preparing for Winter

During the unseasonably (but not unwelcome) warm half term, we found ourselves on a glorious Friday afternoon, constructing the latest addition to our plot at the allotment…a pond! 501 more words

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A Quick Autumn Tidy Up

We did a spot of autumn tidying in the veg garden this afternoon. The weather has been so lovely and mild for the time of year and the garden still looks so green and full of life. 182 more words

Vegetable Garden

Spotlight on Garlic

While many look at autumn as a time to clear up and pack away for the season, it’s also time to look ahead and plant, in readiness for next summer’s harvest. 60 more words

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A Shady Tale

October is in full swing, and while we may still mourn for those long warm summer evenings, autumn’s colour palette offers us a great consolation. From the deep reds to the rich oranges, the colours have never looked so good. 515 more words

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Apple watch

The apple season has been unusually protracted this year, starting as it did in late July/early August with the shiny red Katy apples and now in full flow with the main crops ready to be harvested for storage: Bramleys and an unidentified, but delicious Cox hybrid in my case. 1,214 more words

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