This diary is a summary of our garden activities. The links are to blog posts that often give more detail.

October 2016

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Spent the day on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

 

Trains and boats and planes

2

 

 

Picked Egremont Russet apples.

Harvested and froze remaining sweetcorn

Unexpected bonus

Very mild September

3

 

Sorted apples for storage

Froze cauliflower

Cooked tomatoes for soup

5

 

 

Harvested Laxtons Superb? apples

 

Laxton's Superb perhaps

A quick harvest

6

 

 

Visited Slimbridge

WWT Slimbridge

Photo album

 

 

7

 

 

Visited Cleeve Abbey and West Somerset Railway Gala

A long weekend away

Cleve Abbey album

 

8

 

 

Visited Holnicote  Estate and West Somerset Railway Gala

Holnicote Estate album

 

9

 

 

Visited Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield album

 

10

 

 

Brassicas growing well

Larkspur not germinated and other annuals growing well.

11

 

 

Picked a Fenella strawberry

Harvested squash

Harvested remaining pears and Golden Delicious apples

Back to a rather damp allotment

A small but welcome surprise

12

 

 

Autumn onions are shooting

Blueberry leaves are turning red

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

Pears are ripening indoors

Not very rosy

Pear tree rust

14

 

 

Rhododendron had flowers?

Garden raised bed and greenhouse supplying salads

First milestone in autumn

 

 

15

 

 

Pickled some shallots

Tried to take some hoya cuttings

Brought basil seedlings indoors

Neglected allotment

17

 

 

Tidied up shallots

Picked Queen Cox apples

Picked first quince

A small but welcome surprise

Should have seen it coming

19

 

 

Picked more quince and stewed

Harvested some chives for freezing

A look around the plot

Not every pear shaped fruit is a pear

20

 

 

 

Froze chives

21

 

 

Tidied chives and rest of blackberry border

Burned rubbish from clearance project

A late evening finish on the plot

A dry October means tidying up

 

22

 

 

Picked more quince

Tidied compost and bed adjoining

An annual affair

A look around the plot

23

 

 

Pruned the tayberry

Cleared plot tomatoes

Generally tidied up

One day I WILL come out on top

 

24

 

 

 

First swede

Just in case you missed it

 

 

 

25

 

 

Still harvesting salad from the garden.

Meagre pickings

27

 

 

 

Visited Richmond Castle

Photo album of Richmond Castle

 

29

 

 

Visited North Yorkshire Moors

 

31

 

 

Continued tidying and had a bonfire

Moved chrysanthemums from outdoors into creates in the plot greenhouse

A lovely day to end the month

 

 

October seed sowing schedule

Details of what was sown/planted in October

 

October harvesting schedule

Details of our October harvest

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Onions stored in the shed

Picked half of Invincible pears

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Picked aubergines and sweet peppers from garden greenhouse

 

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28

 

 

Visited Beamish

Catching up

Beamish Museum - County Durham

 

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Picked more salad including a fruit from a self sown weed

Medlar fruits

 

 

 

 

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