Author Archive | Kate


On Brassicas

This week in the garden, we will be planting out the brassicas, cabbages and kales that we started off in modules in the greenhouse in our brassicas bed which runs parallel to the raspberry bed. These are now nice sturdy little seedlings with at least 5 leaves. We will plant cabbages ‘January King’ which is a […]

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Open this weekend!

This weekend we will finally be reopening to the public – from 11 to 4!  In the greenhouse there are a lot of small seedlings to pot up, many of which are our bush tomatoes, which are growing well.  We have a selection of early potatoes that we will be planting in carrier bags to […]

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The lovely Quince-cropped

Getting ready for Easter Weekend Opening

We will be planting our ‘early’ varieties of potatoes this week. The main crop potatoes will follow in mid April. Our ‘earlies’ are :- 1) Red Duke of York particularly good as an early salad variety 2) International Kidney with an excellent flavour and waxy texture 3) Casablanca said to have an excellent flavour and 4) Charlotte another […]

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Fruit Bush Pruning and other snippets

This week in the garden, we will be pruning our mature gooseberry bushes. Fruit bushes are pruned when they are dormant, between October and early March and the absolute best time to prune them is just before the plants come out of dormancy which allows them to heal quickly with the vigorous new growth of Spring. […]

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Equinox, Bats and Petition for Light

We are now under three weeks away from the spring equinox. The equinoxes come around twice a year, once in the spring and once in the autumn, (around March 21 and September 23) and they mark the time of year when the number of day light hours and night time hours are approximately equal – […]

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