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August 2011 Blog Posts (76)

Joss sticks in the greenhouse

The air has been very still today....a bit of a novelty for north-west Cumbria. The trouble is that when the air is still out come the midges and it becomes impossible to work outside. And before anyone calls me a wimp I can tell you that we have Scottish midges on this side of the Solway and they are, size for size, the most vicious creatures on earth.

So, it was into the greenhouse to try and get some work done away from the midges....except they were in there as well. My…


Added by Colin Robinson on August 31, 2011 at 22:06 — 2 Comments

Piddling Little Pumpkins

This morning at the allotment I decided to go exploring in the jungle of my Butternut Squash to try and find some fruit ...


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Added by elaine rickett on August 30, 2011 at 22:09 — No Comments

More About the Bees - And Chillies !

Molly, Milly and Stephen spend a little time with the bee man discovering what has gone on in the few weeks the hive has been here at the nursery - and how the bees are preparing for Winter.

Apologies for the clip being 'as is' with a little background banter, but Nanny and Granddad and Serena were chatting at the same time!

If you like this video clip…

Added by Stephen Shirley on August 30, 2011 at 21:05 — No Comments


Little acer from Morrisons

Added by Donna C on August 30, 2011 at 14:23 — 1 Comment

Pickled cucumber salad


With unlimited appetite but only limited space I’ve been experimenting with growing some crops vertically.   Read…


Added by The Greedy Gardener on August 30, 2011 at 11:12 — No Comments

frogs at the door

I think I've mentioned before that I have a healthy population of frogs in the garden which is great for keeping down the slugs and snails. Anyway, last night when I went to the back door to let out the dog for her last pee there was a frog staring up at me as if wanting to come in!…


Added by Colin Robinson on August 29, 2011 at 22:44 — 2 Comments

Quick Cook Composting


I finally got round to building a proper compost bin.................only 18 months after I first posted about it!

Added by Damo on August 29, 2011 at 8:06 — 1 Comment

Sowing for autumn and my second year of GYO review

August bank holiday means the end of summer and also the end of the best growing season.  However there is still a window of sowing opportunity for cold tolerated vegetables. 

I planted garlic bulb yesterday and sowed rockets, peas (for pea shoots) , carrots, chinese leaves and pakchoi today. Hopefully they could provide next round of  crops right into December.

In my kitchen garden, runner beans and french drawf beans just came to flower; the only tomato grown has many many…


Added by Jade Hwang on August 28, 2011 at 20:13 — 2 Comments

Eaton Hall, Cheshire

We had a lovely morning checking out the gardens of The Duke of Westminster's estate.


Blog post here, lots of photos!!

Added by Donna C on August 28, 2011 at 17:59 — No Comments

Greenhouse Harvest

Added by Damo on August 28, 2011 at 7:57 — 2 Comments

1st from the garden

Today we had our 1st feed of peas and carrots from the veg patch. This is the first time we have grown these and they tasted lovely! :-)

Added by Tony Harrison-Smith on August 27, 2011 at 17:49 — 2 Comments

More books!

Eek, more books!!

Added by Donna C on August 27, 2011 at 15:58 — 1 Comment

Missing in Action


Oh sweet readers I do apologise for my tardiness xxxx

Added by Carrie Gault on August 27, 2011 at 10:10 — 1 Comment

200th post - Six of the Best


The results of the pipe experiment!

Added by Damo on August 27, 2011 at 9:38 — 1 Comment

Potatoes - As neat as a clutch of hens eggs

I pushed my gloved hands deep into the potting compost, scraped back the soil, and ...


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Added by elaine rickett on August 26, 2011 at 22:11 — No Comments

Gateway to the incomprehensible!


Hi guys,


Quick question- I need to replace my side gate. The pre made ones at Wickes and B &Q have rotten reviews- they arent sufficiently primed and swell closed.

Ive been down to see them and they seem flimsy and unattractive. 


I found this one which is exactly what I need. 


I want to engage a handyman/…


Added by Melinda Que_Linda on August 26, 2011 at 22:00 — 5 Comments


Some of my seeds started to sprout while I was away for a few days


Link to my blog

Added by Donna C on August 26, 2011 at 20:18 — No Comments

Best Carrots Ever

Added by Damo on August 26, 2011 at 18:29 — No Comments

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