Yearly Archives: 2014

New Blight Free Tomato – Armillatox End of an Era

Suttons seeds have announced a new tomato variety, Crimson Crush, that they claim to be resistant to all the common blight strains in the UK and is this the end for Armillatox as we know it?

Messing up the Planet

A sad stop at a lay-by where I see just how low we can go.

Catching Up

Charting the raised bed plantings of garlic and shallots, finishing the shed base, winter wood heating and finally a trailer!

Preparing for a new shed

Finished off the greenhouse and laid a base for a new super potting shed.

Repairing the Greenhouse

Repaired and re-glazed the greenhouse, adding extra strength in using parts from the old greenhouse that was blown to pieces.

Greenhouse Damaged in Storm – Again

Greenhouse damaged by the storm. A sleepless night listening to the wind wondering if it is still standing

Greenhouse Cleared

Bit of a scare with the grandson, cleared the greenhouse and made some soup. And a poem to make you smile.

Broad Beans Sown

Got the broad beans sown but precious little else although we've kept busy.

Greenhouse damage.

Greenhouse takes some damage but basically survives, shed OK

Hurricane Gonzalo Approaches

Fixing the shed to floor before the storm hits and a change of plan with the broad beans.

Lots of jobs, greenhouse review & rockdust

Getting on with jobs outside when the rain holds off. More new pages added to the web site.

Raised Bed, Servicing the Merry Tiller

The greenhouse is winding down, Val's trying a new chutney recipe and servicing my 38 year old Merry Tiller

Autumn Arrives! New raised beds

It's all go with a new track up to the house and preparing new raised beds

Gala Fala – Apple Day

A festival celebrating apples at the Pant Du vineyard just a mile away from us at Talysarn.

At Last Some Rain!

Some much needed rain as the Indian summer continues. Stringing onions, container lettuce and flowers still blooming.

Scotland & Crop Results

What will Scotland decide and what will it mean for us? Mixed results as the crops come in.

Lawn Scarifying with Mantis

Giving my new Mantis lawn care kit a go for the first time - I was very impressed by it.

Greenhouse, Lawn Care & Farewell to a Friend

Autumn lawn care starts, greenhouse continues producing but a sad week as we say goodbye to a good friend.

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