Monthly Archives: November 2014

Whats going on here then – Oh Hottub removals

Its amazing as to what jobs you get the chance to tackle, especially as I run a multi skilled and flexible gardening business. Hotubs always get put at the back of a garden. Its a hell of a job having … Continue reading

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Pre leaf fall Fungicide application to Peaches etc

Today (12th November 2014) was one of the few days this time of the year that was not raining and was not too windy. So I took the opportunity to do a pre leaf fall fungicide application to my peaches, … Continue reading

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The mice are at it again this year – Autumn 2014

When you think you have solved the problem. You turn your back and you find the mice have been at it again. The bark is still fresh, so they must have been gnawing away last night. They have got the … Continue reading

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NT Parke, Devon

This National Trust place, is very picturesque. There is no real ‘property’ to look around, its more for the walks along the valley and riverside near Bovey Tracey, Devon. It has a large orchard, and as from the display board, … Continue reading

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NT Killerton, Devon – October 2014

National Trust Killerton, Devon is one of their flagship properties. There are some very ancient Sweet Chestnuts (Castenea), producing a bumper crop of nuts this year. One of the Sweet Chestnuts is huge, with some branches being propped up. We … Continue reading

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NT Greenway, Devon – Agatha Christie wrote here,

NT Greenway, Devon was much more of a pleasure to visit from a gardeners perspective. Greenhouses, Grapes, Peaches, Apricots, Figs, Apples are all part of the estate. Yet another huge Sweet Chestnut (castenea) tree by the car park, and another … Continue reading

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Cockington, Devon

An off the cuff visit to Cockington, happened to be on the same day as the ‘Apple Day’. We was only going to visit the Orchard and have a Clotted Cream Tea. The ancient cider press was put into action … Continue reading

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Black Walnuts (Juglans Nigra) are ripe – End October 2014

This year it has been a massive crop of Black Walnuts (Juglans Nigra). Its now the end of October and they are beginning to fall. But watch out if one of those hits you, or the roof of your car, … Continue reading

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