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

1

 

Cut back the rest of the strawberries to give new growth chance to grow

First Bramley apples fell from the tree.

Martyn added some green stuff to his hot compost experiment.

Out with the old and in with the new

Hot composting additions

Hot composting - an experiment.

 

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Visited RSPB Titchwell reserve in Norfolk

 

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Visited North Norfolk Railway steam gala

 

 

4

 

 

 

Peppers and aubergines still only small

Winter brassicas are almost ready to plant out

Race against time

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Blight has struck outdoor tomatoes on the plot

Picked first sweetcorn of the season

Planted one lot of brassicas to replace some that didn't grow due to clubroot.

Payback time for vines

Double whammy

Blighted

Blight resistant - I'm not convinced.

 

6

 

 

Planted sweet Williams to fill gaps due either to poor germination or slug attack.

Planted the rest of the winter brassicas.

Tidied pear tree bed.

Planting edibles

7

 

 

Ivy trimmed back on fence in coldframe area.

Bees' eye view

 

8

 

 

Day off gardening to visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A day at the Wildlife Park

Polar bears at play

Photo album

9

 

 

Planted autumn onion sets

Picked Bramley apples from tree on the plot

Removed as much blight affected foliage form plot greenhouse tomatoes as possible and picked unaffected fruit.

Weed control fabric rotation

Planting edibles

 

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11

 

Planted some cut and come again leaves in garden raised bed

Planted some bellis in garden tubs

 

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13

 

 

Harvested all Discovery apples

Picked first sweetcorn

Bought heathers for a winter display.

Planted heathers

Apples and Pears

14

 

Planted some small iris bulbs in tub of heathers

Planted self sown primroses

Planting - ornamentals

 

15

 

 

Sowe4d some annual flower seeds on the plot

Cut back mildewed leaves from courgettes

Cut back buddleias

 

September arrives

 

16

 

 

Bought new streptocarpus

 

17

 

 

Visited Canon's Ashby

 

 

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20

 

Tidied fruit beds

Cut back elder

Harvested cauliflower

Dug more potatoes

More Blight problems

 

 

21

 

 

Minibeasts

 

22

 

 

Picked garden greenhouse tomatoes and frozen as sauce

More blight problems

 

23

 

 

Picked first Egremont Russet

Picked some late sown peas

Tidied away runner beans

 

24

 

Annuals have germinated

Dug carrots

Picked some cauliflowers

Started trench composting

Last word on blight - promise - and trench composting

 

25

 

Planted rooted strawberry runners

General large scale tidying of plot

Picked some cobnuts

 

Fruity business

Large scale tidying up

 

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Mystery apples

Preserving

27

 

 

Afternoon at RSPB Old Moor

28

 

Cosmos

29

 

More pruni8ng of jostaberry and apple hedge

Picked alpine strawberries

Remove leaves from squash

 

Unexpected bonus

 

30

 

 

Spent day in Whitby

Whitby album

Whitby Abbey album

 

September seed sowing schedule

Details of what was sown/planted in September

 

September harvesting schedule

Details of our September harvest

 

 

 

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