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June 2013 Blog Posts (20)

cordial greetings

Elderflower cordial, that is. Most years I make a refreshing elderflower champagne which is a lovely and mildly alcoholic summer drink but this year I'm having a go at a cordial instead.

I'm lucky to have elder growing at the bottom of the garden but the…


Added by Colin Robinson on June 27, 2013 at 22:35 — 2 Comments

My trip to Gardeners World Live 2013

Had a great day out at Birmingham, which may have had something to do with it being a free day out and the sun came out too!

Added by Angela Moore on June 23, 2013 at 10:25 — No Comments


This is the first one of the year and it weighed in at 364g. We had it with our stir-fry evening meal although most of the other ingredients were shop-bought. Although we've had some wet summers recently I still don't think conditions are quite right for growing rice in…

Added by Colin Robinson on June 22, 2013 at 0:03 — 2 Comments

The First Strawberries of the Season . Fresh Peas and a Tiny Tomato

I know some of you are already eating home-grown strawberries but mine grown in the greenhouse are only just ripening.  When I open up the greenhouse first thing in the morning the smell of strawberries is really strong and they taste wonderful.  I had a few shop bought ones last week that were sour.  It just goes to prove that supermarkets grow for appearance rather than taste - how can a strawberry be sour! …


Added by elaine rickett on June 21, 2013 at 22:32 — 2 Comments

Tomato Cliffhanger

Resplendent in late evening sun

Bit ashamed to admit this (I'm among friends here, right?), but I fear we've gotten dangerously close to knackering up our tomato plants. It's ferociously hot in the polytunnel when the sun…


Added by Lee James on June 19, 2013 at 23:12 — No Comments

Flowers and veg.

If anyone needed an excuse to grow flowers among their fruit and vegetables let me give one.

A small clump of chives in the soft fruit area of the garden. This morning they were alive with pollinating insects but the tortoiseshell butterfly flew off just…


Added by Colin Robinson on June 17, 2013 at 23:23 — 1 Comment

Sea defences

Will a seaweed boundary keep the slugs and snails at bay from the brassicas and lettuces my next door plot neighbour hopes so he collected quite a sizeable amount that was washed up from our local beach and deposited a barrier all round the bed.…


Added by david ford on June 17, 2013 at 17:10 — 1 Comment

Stop Slugs from Eating your plants with this simple solution

A friend of mine gave me this tip and although doubtful I did give it a try because again my french beans were under attack from slugs. Low and works!…


Added by Laila Noort on June 14, 2013 at 20:55 — No Comments

winners and losers in the cool weather stakes

Where I live in the East Midlands the weather is definitely on the cool side.  The odd afternoon has been sunny but still with a chill wind - certain plants are thriving but others are suffering from lack of warmth


As you can see from this picture, everything appears to be doing well, but all is not as it…


Added by elaine rickett on June 13, 2013 at 14:50 — 5 Comments

The Second Coming of the Polytunnel

Another one of those perfect allotment days today, where the combination of ideal weather, things growing  nicely and the fact that you get plenty of stuff done just reinforces the joy of this whole gig. We were down there for near enough…

Added by Lee James on June 9, 2013 at 23:09 — No Comments

Riverbourne Community Farm Open Day

I was kindly invited to have  stall at the Riverbourne Community Farm in Salisbury

What a great hot sunny day

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Added by Blicky on June 9, 2013 at 20:36 — No Comments

Growing Carrots in Pots

Having my first go at growing some carrots in terracotta pots this year. So far so good - carrots in pots

Added by Garden Posts on June 6, 2013 at 13:25 — 1 Comment

Plot takes a back seat...

Plot takes a back seat...

There hasn't been a…

Added by Lee James on June 3, 2013 at 23:59 — No Comments

A healthy plot

Due to in the process of moving house, I haven't posted much lately 

I have still been busy on the plot however and it is looking healthy

Take a look here and see what you think…


Added by Blicky on June 3, 2013 at 22:27 — No Comments

Bigus Figus,

Added by Robert on June 3, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

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