Category: General

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

“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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June Newsletter

Summer is suddenly upon us! Long days and steadily rising temperatures make June a wonderful month to be out and about in the garden.

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British Asparagus Month

A recent “what’s your favourite month” poll amongst a few friends confirmed May as the clear winner. Flowers blooming, birds singing, bees buzzing, etc were all given as reasons. But the main reason? Why, British asparagus of course!
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May Newsletter

“Ne’er cast a clout, ‘til May is out”, whether you believe this refers to a winter coat or to May blossom this little saying gives excellent advice.

Don’t put away your warm clothing and don’t put your plants out until the last danger of frost has gone. This does of course depend on whereabouts in the country you live but even down here, in Devon, May can deliver some pretty cold nights.

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