Show update 2021

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Here we are on Monday 14th June 2021, the G7 summit has been and gone, the sun shone on Carbis Bay and beautiful pictures of West Cornwall were sent around the world for all to see what a wonderful place we are fortunate to live in. Unfortunately, the covid numbers are on the rise, and […]

Plant sale 2021

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A glorious morning welcomed visitors to our plant sale. For many it was the first time since the lockdown that they were able to get out and meet with others. It turned out to be a great social event in the garden of the Murley Hall, Ludgvan. We had 5 tables of young plants of […]

Diary Monday 29 March 2021

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Monday 29th March 2021 Cold, windy morning but the sun came out at lunchtime, wonderful afternoon. I noticed the first of the Maris Peer potatoes pushing through the soil this morning, 4 weeks after planting. Something is biting off the heads of the peas as they break through the surface, possibly birds or maybe mice? […]

diary – Monday 22nd March 2021

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Monday 22nd March – Dry, cloudy morning, light wind. The first peas beginning to break surface now, how exciting, spring has sprung. Across the allotment there are signs of life, the gooseberry bushes are leafing up as are the raspberries and blackcurrants. The earliest apple I have is the James Grieve and it’s buds are […]

diary Tuesday 9th March 2021

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Tuesday 9th March – Dry, some sun in the morning turning cloudy later. Having weeded the strawberry patch, I spread some fish, blood & bone around the plants and around the raspberries so that will get watered in with the rain later. Sowed some red onion seed and then dug some leeks to take home […]

Allotment diary 8th March

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Monday 8th March – Dry & Sunny although rain & high winds expected Wednesday through Thursday – Planted the first of my peas today – 2 rows of Early Onward & 2 rows of Kelvedon Wonder – double rows with a 5 inch gap for the climbing wire – worked a handful of Fish blood […]

Allotment 22 / 02 / 2021

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This photo shows the allotment with ground dug over waiting for some dry weather to start planting this years crop of potatoes. In October I collected seaweed from the beach and spread it over the ground to a depth of about 10cms. This was then allowed to rot down for 6-8 weeks and then the […]

Colour in the Garden

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Colour in the Garden by Elizabeth Reeves This presentation in early March 2020 was most unusual; this was a combination of science and poetry, of literary display with an unusual selection of words, similes, metaphors and phrases combined with the design and nurture of gardens. In practical terms the human eye responds to colour by […]

Ludgvan Show 2019

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We’re getting excited about this year’s horticultural show, Saturday 3rd August 2019 at the Community hall, Fairfield, Ludgvan. This is a showcase for Gardeners & Growers, Flower arrangers, Handicraft makers, Cooks, Artists and photographers to come together on one day each year to socialise and compare notes on best practice in each category. The quality […]