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Hanging Baskets and Hardening Off

This week in the garden It is time to harden off the tomatoes and courgettes we started off in the greenhouse to get them ready for planting outside. Plants are constantly adapting and responding to their environment, however they need time in order to do this. Plants raised indoors or in a greenhouse need to […]

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After the Rain

This week in the garden, there are lots of great jobs to do – it’s that time of year! We will be trying to keep up with weeding our vegetable beds. The spinach in the upper four crop is developing well because it is being kept well watered and weed free! The bean bed in the lower four […]

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On Watering and Fetes in May

This week in the garden, summer temperatures have arrived at last and with them we will be kept busy watering the plants in the greenhouses and garden, and if temperatures remain high we may have to start watering plants twice a day. We have been selling a fair amount of plants so to replenish our […]

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COMMUNITY GARDENER TRUSTEES’ REPORT MARCH

COMMUNITY GARDENER TRUSTEES’ REPORT MARCH – early MAY  2018 by Cat Stevens Community Gardener.     Summary. There has been a lot of tidying around site in recent months with better use of the open sheds. The massive brush wood pile besides the education shed in now processed in to bags and half has been chipped […]

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Upcoming – Growth Spurts and May Fete

This week in the garden, it has now reached the time of year when the plants in the greenhouse really put on a spurt of growth.   This means that we need to start moving the larger more mature plants out into the cold frames beside the lower greenhouses to harden off before planting them […]

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