This diary is a summary of our garden activities. The links are to blog posts that often give more detail.
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Places to Visit
School Veg Patch
August 2015 diary entry
For August 2016 weather summary
Mini Munch cucumber producing lots of fruit
Yellow rose Chris has a lovely perfume
Agapanthus looks lovely
Had the day out at RSPB Old Moor
A self sown ash tree was casting heavy shade over the cold frame area and so had to be felled.
I tidied the front garden that is now in need of an overhaul.
Cut out old Glencoe raspberry canes and tied new ones in.
Harvested more potatoes
Cut down spent broad beans which are sending out new shoots
Harvested our one and only peach. It was delicious.
The orchids are flowering again
The Climbing French and runner beans are in full swing
The 'Discovery' apple is casting fruit so we picked a few. They are not quite ripe but eatable.
Dug more potatoes.
Picked some of the few Oullins gage plums
Picked our first ripe tomatoes
Visited the bird of prey display at Middleton Park
A day in the garden - the tubs are bursting with flowers.
We had the day off gardening to visit LWT Gibraltar Point
We ordered some winter brassicas from DT Brown which arrived and were potted up to grow on. They have been housed in the cold frame so we hope that they don't become meals for slugs and snails.
The Sungolds continue to ripen and the Woodblocx raised bed is providing a salad crop.
Mini Munch cucumber us very prolific.
Tidied first strawberry bed - removed runners and tidied dead leaves
Picked first Sunchocola F1 tomatoes
Cut old canes from summer raspberries and Japanese wineberry
Lifted more potatoes
Lifted first beetroot
Dead headed flowers and cut back alpine plants.
Our allotment plot is a have for amphibians.
Details of what was sown/planted in August
Details of our August harvest