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Learning all about pruning

After the prune…

This week, in the woodland we have pruned the fruit bushes. After any hard prune it is important to feed the plants that have been pruned. So this week, we will be weeding around the bushes, then applying a mulch of well rotted, nutritious compost.   In the greenhouse the tomatoes and chilli seeds we sowed […]

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Spuds, toms, figs, tree pruning and fermenting

This week in the garden, we will start chitting our potatoes. Chitting simply means encouraging the seed potatoes to sprout before planting. We start chitting our potatoes about six weeks before they are due to be planted. Ours are main crop potatoes and will be planted early April. All varieties of potato benefit from chitting before planting […]

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UPper Greenhouse Paving

Paving the way for Planning

This week, the repaving of the front area of the upper greenhouse has begun. This means that for a short while, we will only be able to enter the upper greenhouse from the rear entrance which you can access by going past the back of our kitchen. Space will be a little limited, however we […]

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DIY, Tree Planting and Pruning

This week in the garden, on Thursday and Friday there will be an opportunity for those of you who like garden DIY to do some carpentry as we finish off raising to full height the sides of our new compost bays down by the oak tree.   More DIY will be involved in making the ramp […]

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BPCG on the BBC

This week, we have exciting TV viewing for you! On BBC Iplayer you can watch us featured in The Farmers Country Showdown as we set to work getting ready for and exhibiting at the Lambeth Country Show (LCS) in July 2019.  The bit on us starts eight minutes in. It should be available on BBC […]

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