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Surviving The Long, Hot Summer

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This time next year we’ll probably be moaning about the cold and wet. Meanwhile it’s clear that UK gardens and gardeners are ill-equipped to cope with extended, hot summers. Here’s how we’ve coped in Broadstairs.

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All Hail The Tromboncino!

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Are you bored of your courgettes being blighted by mildew? Are you receptive to the simple amusement of a provocatively proportioned vegetable? Then tromboncinos are for you!

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Catching Up

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It dawned on me the other day that I’d written nothing about our garden and allotment for several months. This is me, making amends!

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Your Garden In July

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With July comes the start of summer proper. All hints of spring are now banished, replaced by stronger, brighter colours and a sense of established luxuriance. Savour the moment and prepare for the busy months that lie ahead.

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The Great Chrysanthemum Comeback

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Chrysanthemums are making a comeback. You heard it here first. How do I know? I’ll tell you; because it’s inevitable. Flowers are like clothing […]

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National Allotments Week 2021

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I am surprised and embarrassed to note that the last time I wrote on TFG’s blog was back in January. Where have the last […]

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Here Comes Summer!

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The title of of this post is tongue-in-cheek given I’m sat at my desk with rain pattering on the skylight and a brisk draught […]

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A Year of Plotting

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January 2020 After waiting only four months, we got the news that we had reached the top of the allotment waiting list: if we […]

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BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

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The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich […]

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Glut Instinct

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“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that […]

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And So It Begins…

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It is official, we won’t go hungry this summer! Harvesting on the allotment has well and truly begun, especially the crop of courgettes, and […]

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Garden Diary: May 2020 Part I

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Where, oh where did May go? No sooner had it started than June was upon us. Now it’s midsummer, the longest day is almost […]

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