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The Rusty Allotment

Diary updates about gardening life.

January: End of an Era Begins

#7 The end of an era begins on The Rusty Allotment with the removal of some iconic pieces. Subscribe for my new podcasts at https://www.mixcloud.com/diaryofaukgardener/

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Raised Beds Raising

Today I explored the possibility of dismantling the raised beds ahead of the move later in the year. I removed the compost and used this to top up the other beds. Once empty and with the use of the spade the bed rose quite …

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Compost, Pea Soup and Plans #6

#6: The first item to be moved to The Railway Garden is the HotBin Composter so it’s time to empty it, also to measure the greenhouse to see if it will fit on the new plot; back at home I make Pea Soup (5:50). …

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January: Sowing the first seeds of the year

#3. The sun arrived so I spent time in the greenhouse dealing with mail order plants (clematis, penstemon) and started sowing the first seeds (sweet peas) of the year, while back at home I made a cabbage pie for dinner. Clematis and Penstemon from …

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January: Garden Tour & Planning Ahead (Plot 1)

#1. Start of a new year on my garden. This week I take you on a plot tour and talk about what plans I have for the year ahead. Blog post about Plot 2 https://diaryofaukgardener.squarespace.com/gardening-blog/2017/12/29/new-year-new-garden

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Unexpected Boxing Day Weeding

Bright blue sky and sunshine greeted me as I flung open the curtains on Boxing Day morning. The park opposite my house was quite busy with families and people taking their time as they walked and enjoyed the good weather. Many a new bike …

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Planting Clematis

While going through some old VHS tapes I’m uploading to youtube, I found one in which my cousin Betty was walking around her garden and talking about what was in flower – a garden tour you might say. Betty first introduced me to gardening …

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Overcast but enjoyable

This is my fruit garden. OK, it’s a pile of rubbish and has been for the past year. It was once the home of my first pond for a good few years but on relocating that to the opposite side on the plot, I …

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Moon Thoughts & Heavy Frosts

Snow is starting to fall quite heavily so once the kettle is boiled it’s time to sit down and start thinking about next year, especially how gardening by the moon works.

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Odd Jobs & Future

The start of December and nobody else is on the site so I had the opportunity to get on with my work. Jobs done include capping the fence posts, setting up new lights in the greenhouse and having a chat over a cuppa tea …

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