September 2017


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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 September


Visited Potteric Carr nature reserve

Dug remaining potatoes

Started pruning Glencoe raspberry

Tomatoes now ripening quickly

August in pictures

#mygardenrightnow - autumn

A disappointing August

Last potatoes lifted

Adolescent robin

2017 Potato Trial Results


4 - 10 September


Very little gardening this week other than some harvesting

Finished pruning and tying in of Glencoe

Started pruning jostaberries and gooseberries

Harvested first grapes, sweetcorn, sweet red pepper and Snackbite pepper

Being visited by lots of goldfinches

Brought first box of onions home to store in summerhouse over winter

Picked some lavender

Unwelcome visitors and correction

A wet start to September

A surprising recovery


11 - 17 September


Only one plot visit this week mainly to harvest

Orchids flowering but the leave look pale and discoloured

Not able to get to the plot and so annuals have been sown in modules

Quince now ripening well

Brassicas in cold frame growing well

Lots of ripe tomatoes


Wet start to September

Aileen blows through


18 - 24 September




25 - 30 September




September seed sowing schedule

Details of what was sown/planted in September


September harvesting schedule

Details of our September harvest


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