December 2017



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December 2016 diary entry

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December harvesting schedule

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

I have decided to keep the weekly format

1 - 3 December


Lifted dahlias - popped in potato sacks in garage

Cut back and lifted chrysanthemums - packed root into crates n the plot greenhouse

Harvested leeks, beetroot, carrots, parsnips, red and green cabbage.

Picked some ripe tomatoes and red peppers from the plot greenhouse!

Winter's arrived - meteorologically speaking

It's warmed up a bit

A winter's day in the garden

Dahlias saved

Before the cold spell - video


4 - 10 December


Too cold for gardening

Frosty and icy mornings

Snow threatened so annual seedlings moved to cold garden greenhouse

In the end our snowfall amounted to very little, just a sprinkling of snow

Less hardy plants moved to garden greenhouse

Watercress still survives

Ferns are turning brown

Birdbaths are freezing

Bird feeder frenzy - video

Still on plan C?

Storm Caroline

It's here

No snow but the coldest night of the year


11 - 17 December


A sprinkling of snow and icy temperatures so no gardening this week

Watercress frosted

No snow just ice

Watercress a bit if a survivor


18 - 24 December



Visited the plot and harvested winter vegetables including huge red cabbage

Found ripe tomatoes in the plot greenhouse

Tidied some beds.

Started renovating some beds

Hazel festooned with catkins

Severely pruned cherry on the plot has shoots

Indoor gardening - playing around

Homegrown tomatoes for Christmas

Another train, some harvesting and winter solstice


25 - 31 December



No gardening this week due to the small fact that it was Christmas and also we had some poor weather

We had some snow but not a lot and it didn't stick around for long.

Busy keeping bird feeders topped up and water in the birdbath thawed.

Our allotment through 2017 - video

No snow yet

It's snowing

End of 2017 on the plot

Changing harvest



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