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Winter Maintenance

A long job today was digging out one of the apple trees, ‘Charles Ross’, and moving it to another spot. It takes time to carefully dig down and tease out the roots. The tree has not grown very [...]

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Autumn Bonfires

Another bonfire today to finish clearing out the dead hedge which was being used by wildlife we don’t want to encourage. Over the winter months we’ll put in another woven windbreak [...]

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A fine Autumn day.

A very fine autumn day though a little warm for all the hard work. We finally managed to tidy the shed – badly needed!    It is surprising how things accumulate even in the small shed we [...]

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Autumn is here

Autumn is here with the nights getting chilly but there is still plenty of sun around to ripen the apples and hopefully the sweetcorn.   We had the the first of the clearing up bonfires [...]

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Harvest Time

Another warm and sunny day and still work to do on the plot. Whilst not as much to do as earlier in the season, work now involves clearing the ground, pruning and harvesting. Following the Open [...]

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April showers ….in July

It was like an April day today, though the downpours fortunately held off until we were leaving. We have been watering since early on this year, but it seems the plants prefer the rain and are [...]