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Garden – November 2022

30/11/2022 Leave a comment

Very mild right until the end of the month. Still get Potatoes from bags, containers and even Derek.  The last Summer Onions I planted are now showing Green Tips and the early ones are still growing strong.  The lawn has patches of compost from Potato bags to fill in the depressions. Still a couple of pots to empty. Festive seed ordering a month from now.  Winter now, so everything slows down.  

Not a lot going on.

Garden – October 2022

30/10/2022 Leave a comment

An early morning update just as British Summer Time slips out of the door and Greenwich Mean Time comes in to replace it.  The Tomatoes have gone. I had my last Strawberry just the day before and I did with the last Pepper. My one and only Cucumber is still growing. Growing amongst the Mint.  There are still some Red Spring Onions growing and the lawn is now getting covered with leaf fall.  However, on the growing front, due to the exceptionally mild October my Summer Onions are growing well. Especially the white. I am still lifting Desiree, which have thrived in the small black plastic Potato bags. Still no frost.

Garden – October 2022. Still no frost.

For Saturday 22 October 2022

22/10/2022 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 22 October 2022. Hazy Beers, mb11, Hills, Taxi, Alcohol Duty, 3.4c and misty, planting Summer Onions, Apple announcements, Bay madness, 20K Karma, Sue goes, chaos on The Rhymney Valley Line, Win 10 22H2, Liz goes, Gerrard goes, Tesco Meal Deal. #SaturdayWrap #October2022 #Newport.

Live from The John Wallace Linton

Garden – June 2022

26/06/2022 Leave a comment

It’s been very Great British Summer since the last update. Very hot then showers and cold. I still think that the season is two weekends behind, if not longer. The first of the Potatoes (Casablanca) are dying back, so are ready and I will be raising them soon. The Lemon Basil looked ready and then immediately went to seed, these are the things that happen to me. With the third pack of seeds, the Salad Leaves are now off. Lots of strawberries and the lawn is OK if not spectacular. The Summer Onions are coming on a treat and should be ready this time next month.

Garden – April 2022

24/04/2022 Leave a comment

There were two really hard Sunday morning frosts in April and they did for my early planted mixed salad leaves and mint. These have now been replanted and the weather is warmer but sorely lacking in rain. Watering can to the fore despite being on a water meter. The early Casablancas are growing well and have been earthed up three times. The Desiree (main crop) are in some tiny black plastic bags. Much smaller than I thought I would get. How they fair, only time will tell. The lawn needs moving every week now and has been fed twice. I have even started to dig the garden but only a bit.

Garden – March 2022

27/03/2022 Leave a comment

And we are off. Multiple containers of Casablance (first earlies), Stuttgarter to make up for the Summer Onions who did not make it through the winter. Radish, which have already germinated, various Spring Onions, some of which have already germinated. Chives (a first), Salad Leaves, Mint, Lemon Basil and some new Everbearing Strawberries on the way. The lawn has been left unmown as it is still patching. The weather hot days with a touch of overnight frost. Cooler weather in early April forecast.

Garden – February 2022

27/02/2022 Leave a comment

At almost the end of February 2022 and very little has been done. Although I have bought a bag of compost and a lawn repair kit. I’m going to mow the lawn today and plant Lemon Basil and Spring Onions. They will go in pots on the inside window sill. The chitting is coming on nicely and meteorological Spring starts on March first. Hoping for better weather but mostly rain is forecast for the first week of March.

Garden – January 2022

30/01/2022 Leave a comment

Two things about January. Chitting and usually High Pressure weather. With this almost up to the wire video, we have both. Mu seed potatoes have arrived and are now happily chitting away. I have emptied all the pots and bags and most of my chips in January were garden grown in 2021. Digging the garden starts in February and who knows the lawn may even need to be mowed. Winter in the garden, slow months.

Garden – December 2021

28/12/2021 Leave a comment

Well December is usually cold, wet and Full of Christmas. Add to that this year it’s mild and it has the second Covid Christmas. Emptied one of the Potato grow back and had chips made from Garden Potatoes, they were rather good. The main thing about December is the Christmas and Boxing Day seed catalogue sales. Obviously online, with the discount codes they send out and a Topcashback referral code. This year was no different. I filled my boots. Please rain stop enough for me to dig the garden. Happy 2022.

Garden – November 2021

21/11/2021 Leave a comment

Well, it took a long time but Autumn is now over and the cold of Winter has arrived. Sunny, cold and chilling winds from the North. The weeds are dying back, the lawn has had it’s last mow of the year and I’m emptying the pots of their compost. The Green Summer Onions are coming on well with the red ones following slowly behind. I’ve got some rather nice Spring Onions indoors but they are not going to last very long. It will soon be seed buying time again.

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