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 […]

Ludgvan Plant Sale

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Saturday 25th May 2019 Come along to the Murley Hall, opposite the White Hart pub in Ludgvan Churchtown, on Saturday 25th May between 10am and 12 midday for a large selection of plants to buy along with coffee & cakes, for a lovely morning meeting old friends and making new ones and, at the same […]

Heather Lane Nursery

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Our talk at the Murley Hall for April 2019 was given by Mr. Kevin Mackness, founder and proprietor of this most worthy establishment. Created in 1986, the nursery, located in Canonstown, near Hayle, was Mr. Mackness’s response to the lack of facilities locally for adults with learning difficulties. With around 6 acres of land and […]

Report Authors required!

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Are there any writers among you that could contribute to this charitable community forum? We are looking for volunteers to compose a few lines to highlight the events of the Society through the year, to write a paragraph or two, either to advertise upcoming events or to report on events just finished. This would suit […]

The experiences of a Britain in Bloom judge

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Monday afternoon of the 7th January 2019 saw a good turnout of members and one visitor to the Murley Hall in Ludgvan Churchtown for our monthly illustrated talk given by Mr Michael Foy. Entitled “The experiences of a Britain in Bloom Judge” Mr Foy talked about his involvement with Britain in Bloom stretching back over […]