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March 2011 Blog Posts (55)

A tenement garden part 2

I thought I would give an update as to what has been happening in my tenement garden.

In late February, we had 1.5 tonnes of white limestone gravel delivered at 8am on a rainy Saturday morning. Me and the Mr had to move the gravel from the main street to the main hall first, then from there down 20 steps, and then up 10 steps to finally get into the garden. We were both so tired afterwards.

A week later, after the down pour of rain stopped, the garden was more a swamp than…


Added by Nathalie on March 31, 2011 at 19:38 — 3 Comments

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Added by Petra Hoyer Millar on March 31, 2011 at 15:32 — 2 Comments

Blooming pear tree ...

18 months after planting, the fruit trees in our little mini-orchard are looking good!  Lots of blossom on the pears and Victoria plums with plenty of buds waiting to burst open on the apples and cherries.  Yum!


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Added by Caro on March 30, 2011 at 23:04 — 5 Comments


Is it just me or is there an abundance of Ladybirds this Spring?


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Added by Jane Gibb on March 30, 2011 at 20:59 — 2 Comments

You Say Salsify, I Say Scorzonera



Salsify... or Scorzonera ?

Added by Mo on March 30, 2011 at 11:13 — 2 Comments

new edging for beds

Last week I scrounged a load more used tiling laths from the lad who’s re-roofing a house in the village and made a start on cutting it up into suitable lengths for ‘rustic’ edging for the beds and back lawn. With a bit of preservative slapped on it looks rather good which is a surprise to me as I was never much good at woodwork!


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Added by Colin Robinson on March 29, 2011 at 21:47 — 2 Comments

Rats and snakes

I once found a snake fast asleep under the plastic sheeting covering the compost heap.  More recently rats have tunnelled into the compost possibly feasting on the spent grain from the chickens.  They have even eaten through a plastic dustbin where I kept the chicken feed.  The trouble is, if you don't deal with them swiftly, they multiply like crazy.  I once threw a stone at one to scare it away and being a better shot than I thought killed it outright - a bit like Mel Gibson in Braveheart. 

Added by elaine rickett on March 29, 2011 at 13:12 — 4 Comments

Spring Show Results


Did I win anything??

Added by Damo on March 28, 2011 at 21:00 — 4 Comments

muck spreading

Spent a few hours emptying last year's compost bin and distributing it around the garden.  Backbreaking work but worth it - the beds look a real treat, all mulched with rich, dark, crumbly goodness.  Thank goodness it only needs to be done once a year.

Added by elaine rickett on March 27, 2011 at 21:37 — 3 Comments




Stump Carrots are up in 29 days and are looking good


Added by Blicky on March 27, 2011 at 20:55 — No Comments


This year I’m going to grow Lovage for the first time in many years.  It’s easier to grow than celery, has a wider variety of uses, is enjoyed by bees and hoverflies, and looks much prettier too. 


Read more about loving Lovage at the little herb farm's blog 'sow many herbs, sow little thyme'.

Added by Pen Turnbull on March 26, 2011 at 22:52 — 2 Comments

Bud life

Some promising signs on the plot today.

Added by Plot Notes Phil on March 26, 2011 at 21:46 — No Comments

Time Marches On

Let's do the time warp this weekend :)


Couldn't face doing a big list post of all we have sown so far, so just the highlights - and some Spuggies for Flighty :)


Time Marches On

Added by Mo on March 25, 2011 at 10:58 — 4 Comments

Pigeons beware!

Trespassers will be eaten.

Added by Plot Notes Phil on March 24, 2011 at 0:19 — 4 Comments

and the last crop standing is...

Leeks, it's always leeks in my garden but I've had to dig them up as I need the space for the new season's crops.


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Added by Colin Robinson on March 22, 2011 at 22:35 — 3 Comments

Allotment Sun - Day























Added by lou archell on March 20, 2011 at 20:20 — No Comments

Little Helpers


A lovely day in the garden with my two little helpers.........

Added by Damo on March 20, 2011 at 19:14 — No Comments


Today I built the frame for the long roots



Added by Blicky on March 20, 2011 at 19:04 — 4 Comments

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