Category: fruit

Summer harvest – and SPECIAL OFFER

extension to the potager

The extension to the potager had a problem – a blackbird that kept uprooting all the plants! Now solved – the raised bed is now backed with flower pots which will be shortly filled with spring flowering bulbs. The herb patch has been augmented with herbs that will self-seed, thus extending the intended natural look. (Note the spring greens and autumn lettuce in the raised potager bed – just one corner of it shows.

I’ve spent the last few days in our garden harvesting and preserving produce, taking stock of tasks that I really should do this autumn, and planning additions and changes to the various mini-plots within our acre. Not all will be achieved, I know, but one thing I must do immediately is to take advantage of a very special Dobies’ offer. Whether you want to stock up on flower seeds, order winter bedding plants or splash out on some gardening accessories, then make sure to claim your 10% discount by using the code DOBBANK11 at the basket stage. But HURRY, you only have until mid-day tomorrow  (Wednesday 31st), and the offer only applies to orders placed online.

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Creating garden boundaries

new potager saladlings ready

my new potager, picture taken this morning – the beetroot and carrots are slow, but saladings ready for snipping

Back from Malvern and my four ‘Blogathon’ show posts, and then down to Devon to meet the Dobies team (discussions on the next few months – we’ll tell you about our plans in due course), I am relieved to see that the new potager has not suffered in my absence. A little weeding, the addition of some bamboo towers to support climbing French beans (‘Cobra’), the planting out of same, including the dwarf variety ‘Ferrari’, and I’m ready to turn my attention to the plot boundaries.

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