“The Tardis” or Greenhouse, Autumn Ready

We’ve finished working on the greenhouse structure, it’s been cleaned, oiled and bombed, the floor has been repainted and the staging re-erected, I took half of it out in April to make room for the tomatoes and aubergines but need it over the autumn, winter and spring seasons.

This morning I cleaned the heated propagator and put it back in position at the far end of the

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Harvest and Store Stuttgarter Onions

I harvested these around the middle of August having planted the sets at the end of February. They were kept on drying racks in the garage for 3 weeks as the weather was too varied to leave them to dry outside on the soil. There was around 90% success rate from the sets. Yesterday I decided to plait them and Continue reading “Harvest and Store Stuttgarter Onions”

Greenhouse Bombed

Not literally of course but figuratively in that we used a sulphur candle to clear away unwanted pests. But I’m ahead of myself, let me explain.
We bought the greenhouse 2 years past in February and it hasn’t been properly cleaned or had any maintenance done to it since. So a few hours yesterday and today were given over to this.

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Visit to Green Island Gardens

A copy of the garden brochure, £1, is essential to see all that this garden offers; it’s large and there are many areas that you’ll be likely to miss if you don’t have one. If you have one in advance of your visit study it and plan your tour so that you see the parts you want to, if you can’t get one in advance then I suggest that you buy one on the way in then head to the tea room to review it and make your plan. If you do neither of these then before you go visit the website which has comprehensive details of the garden, it’s features, facilities, opening times and address. As with the garden itself, a lot of effort has gone into the website and it’s a great introduction to the gardens.

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