the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk - BLOGS http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk en-us Copyright the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk. All Rights Reserved. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:35:32 GMT 20 Claire's Allotment www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5247 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>This week I have a bit more news to update you with. Also this week welcomes the return of 'Claire's Allotment' which has been away for far too long. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5247 Spring is Sprung www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5246 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Well I don't know about you, but the weather here in Dorset has been great over the past week. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5246 Officially Spring www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5245 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Ready........ Steady......... and I'm almost prepared for the madness of Spring and what's more I think I've got everything organised touch wood. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5245 Real Spring? www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5244 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>It may not seem like it but we are a few weeks away from the start of Spring. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5244 False Spring www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5243 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>What a funny week it's been weather wise, one minute Spring is here and the birds are singing their little heads off and the next minute they're covered in snow as Winter returns. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5243 First look at Winter Damage www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5242 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>This week I ventured around the allotments to inspect the damage and pace out my plans for this year. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5242 Too wet to garden www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5241 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Well another quiet week for me in the garden. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5241 Garden Prep www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5240 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Thanks to everyone for the feedback on using black polythene as a mulch. It sounds like it is going to be a very successful option this year. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5240 Armchair gardening www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5239 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>With the ground still too wet or to cold to even walk on, all I can do at the moment is look at the allotments and visualise my plans for this year. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5239 Rat Catcher www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5238 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>A bit of a rushed newsletter today as I'm busy in the garden de-ratting the chicken shed. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5238 First Snow www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5237 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>We had our first snow yesterday in Dorset, it wasn't much certainly not enough to make a snowball from but it did look very festive. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5237 Rain has gone www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5236 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Finally the rain has stopped and today is the first chance I have had for a while to get outside and do some work. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=5236 Rain, rain go away.... www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3807 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Thanks to all the rain we've been having I have now finished all of the 'indoor' jobs and I'm now waiting for a few dry days so I can spread the last of the manure on the allotments. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3807 Dead Hedge www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3806 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Over the past few weeks I have been working on a garden project where I have had to remove a large amount of dead trees. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3806 Happy Bonfire night! www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3805 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>For everyone outside of the UK who thinks I've gone mad celebrating a garden task, I haven't. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3805 Clocks fall back www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3804 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>We are almost at the end of October and even though the weather is still fairly warm in most areas of the UK the inevitable cold is just around the corner. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3804 Clearing & Tidying www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3803 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Clearing and tidying are the jobs of the moment and this week I am going to prune the blackcurrant bushes and raspberry canes. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3803 Early Autumn frost www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3802 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>This week we had ourfirst frost. Most of the country has already had several but for us in the warm south west the frosts are quite late. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3802 Frosty Mornings www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3801 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>A chilly start for most of us today with the overnight temperatures dropping quickly. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3801 Leaves & Wind www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3800 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>October already, and for the gardener the first things that come to mind when you say the word October are leaves and wind. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3800 Autumn Equinox www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3799 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>The Autumn Equinox has just occurred on Tuesday and for most of usour nights are now longer than the days. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3799 Autumn Jobs www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3798 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Autumn is my favorite time of the year, while the harvesting heralds the end of a years work in the garden the autumn is also the start of the next gardening year. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3798 Harvesting www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3797 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>The coming weekend looks to be a perfect one for gardening so what should you be doing? http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3797 The start of Autumn www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3796 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>How to make Marrow Chutney http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3796 Onion & Garlic Sets www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3394 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>With September looming ever closer yesterdays weather was very autumnal and an early reminder of what can be expected over the next few months. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3394 Courgette & Marrow Recipes www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3303 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Thanks to everyone who sent in recipe suggestions for Courgette's and Marrows. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3303 A glut of Courgettes www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3302 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>What am I going to do with all my Courgette? http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3302 Building a Cloche www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3301 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Two days without rain in the last week thats what we've had here. So much for a BBQ Summer! http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3301 Holidays and watering www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3298 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Firstly and apology to everyone for the date errors on last weeks Moon Planting guide. http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3298 St Swithin's day www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3296 <img src='http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/images/newsimages/Me_Headshot.jpg ' width='80'>Yesterday was St Swithin's day, and according to the saying... http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/news/story.asp?nid=3296