Category: General

September Newsletter

September Newsletter

August for many of us turned into a wet and sometimes chilly month which did nothing to encourage our tomatoes, chillies, peppers, etc. to ripen. A good Indian summer is what we now need otherwise I fear the country will be awash with green tomato chutney!

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Dobies Plant Nursery at Paignton

After weeks of sunshine I’m not quite sure why I visited the Dobies plant nursery on the first rainy day, but I did. Did I say rain? It was more like a monsoon. Thunder was rolling around the Devon hills and low cloud obscured the view down to the coast. But, the weather was soon forgotten as there was so much of interest to see.

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August Newsletter

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” – James Dent

Let’s hope for a sunny August where we can throw open the doors and windows making the house and garden fully open to each other. Sure, there’s still some gardening jobs to be done but they involve no strenuous labour. Wandering around the garden deadheading faded blooms and cutting fresh ones to fill vases indoors can’t really be classed as chores. Plus, there’s all that eating to do of home-grown salad leaves, tomatoes, peas and more.

So, make a cool drink, pull up a chair and have a browse through our August catalogue.

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Red Mite Control Advice

Much as we chicken keepers enjoy the summer months the warmer weather is not without its problems. Possibly the biggest and most irritating, to hens and their humans, is the invasion of the red mite.

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july newsletter

July Newsletter

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.”
– Lewis Grizzard

July is the beginning of that wonderful period when we get to eat what we’ve sown and grown. It’s the month when the delivery of veg boxes can be suspended as we enjoy our home-grown crops of tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, strawberries and more.

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