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Summer in the Greenhouses

This week in the garden, temperatures are predicted to be up around 28 degrees, so it is safe to say that summer is really here! This means we will be kept busy watering the garden. Areas to keep a particular eye on are those where plants find it hard to tolerate dry conditions, in particular the fern bank […]

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Feeding the plants, the ladybirds and ourselves!

This week in the garden….is busy!  We have many fruits and vegetables to look after, feed, weed and water, and some are nearly ready for harvesting. So come along, we’d love to see you! We are growing a number of different varieties of tomatoes with two distinct growth habits. There are cordon tomatoes and bush […]

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Greens and Gigs

This week in the garden, we are now just over a week away from the summer solstice, (officially 21st June) the point in the year when the hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere reach their longest, before beginning their gradual decline through to mid-winter when we are in the reverse position with the longest night […]

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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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