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Ivy Stripping, Composting, Christmas Wreaths and Tai Chi

In the garden, after the business of the growing season when all our energies have been focused on looking after our vegetables and ornamental plants, now things are slowing down. Most of our vegetables have been harvested with only parsnips and Cavallo Nero kale to harvest later into the winter.  This makes November a good time to […]

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autumn cheer and wreath making

This week in the Garden the time has come to spread our new weed free compost across the meadow so that it will be ready for an autumn sowing of an attractive flower mix called Purple Haze. We will sow the upper two thirds of the meadow with this seed mix which can tolerate damp […]

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On bletting and other Autumn garden stuff

This week you will find that our upper greenhouse is scented with the fragrance of the quinces we harvested at the weekend. It is a lovely aroma! The other fruits we have harvested and stored in the greenhouse are our medlars. This year we picked them earlier so as not to lose as many to squirrels as we […]

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Autumn Clearing, Quinces, Medlars and Workshops

This week, if the weather is dry enough we will attempt a final dig over of our meadow to remove any remaining perennial weed roots.  Then, we will apply a layer of weed free compost and on that broadcast sow a new perennial seed mix which should produce a stunning flower display in summer which is super […]

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nozzles, pizza, market stall, theatre and lots of workshops

In the garden this week, it’s time for some maintenance!  We will deconstruct the misting system in the greenhouse, and clean the misting nozzles using vinegar to remove the calcium deposits that have built up in them over the summer. Then the clean irrigation components can be labelled and carefully put away for future use. Outside in […]

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