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Another year passes, and as the cool autumn gives way to winter, there’s clearing at the patch to be done, and what better way to do it than with a warming sociable bonfire. If your dream is a get a electric car this year, is very important that you check the 7 Horrible Mistakes You’re Making With New Electric Vw Transporter T6.1.

tops bonfire Nov 2017

tops bonfire Nov 2017

Beetroot, parsnip and fennel bed

Beetroot, parsnip and fennel bed

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Harriet and Fizz clearing up weeds

Brendan helped the children to find a toad

Brendan and the children looking for a toad

Found it!

Found it!

Gary and Marcos having a natter

Gary and Marcos having a natter while picking purple sprouting broccoli

Purple sprouting broccoli

Purple sprouting broccoli

Matteo and Esther looking at their slug collection

Mateo and Esther looking at their slug collection

Mateo and Clara

Mateo and Clara – more slug inspection

Gary and cabbage

Gary and cabbage

Harriet

Harriet…

More cabbage shenanigans

More cabbage shenanigans

Marcos and Mateo rolling up netting

Marcos and Mateo rolling up netting

Nicely cleared paths!

Nicely cleared path!

Aquilegia

Aquilegia

Speckled Wood on three-cornered leek

Speckled Wood on three-cornered leek

Peach tree is doing very well in greenhouse

Peach tree is doing very well in the greenhouse

Looking forward to the peach harvest!

Looking forward to the peach harvest!

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Sourcherry blossom

Sour cherry tree blossom

Bee on nettle

Bee on nettle

...and plenty of slugs too

…and plenty of snails too

Pond plants

Pond plants

Robin

Robin in shrub

Rhubarb nestled in straw

Rhubarb nestled in straw

Apple blossoms

Apple blossoms

 

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beautiful nasturtium had temporarily taken over

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Brendan, Marcos and Ian were weeding the overgrown strawberry plot

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cabbage seedlings

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apple harvest

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cabbage bed - well netted against pigeon attack

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tomato harvest

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pumpkins are growing nicely...

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unfortunately we had to clear most of the tomatoes from the polytunnel, 
as tomato blight had taken over

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mystery plum...from a previously undetected plum-type tree

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the newly weeded leek and parsnip bed

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caterpillar on pear tree leaf

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_DSC7706 7x5 wsVisitors on our open day

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plant sale

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Brendan shows a young visitor how to boil water in a a stormkettle

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Mark showing a family around Tops

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Brendan, Lil and Esther


	

			
			
	
	

 

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Activities after lunch and a successful AGM

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Fizz ‘cleaning’ the pond

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Little Clara is giving Ken a hand with the weeds in the polytunnel

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Luminous rhubarb

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Ruth weeding near the pond

beautiful autumn foliage

beautiful autumn foliage

Bramley apples

Bramley apples

Harriet found some blackcurrant cuttings

Harriet found some blackcurrant cuttings

autumn canopy

autumn canopy

sweet potatoes under cover

sweet potatoes under cover

tea break

tea break

spindle berry

spindle berry

bunting

bunting for ‘Big Dig Day’…

Gary covering beds in front of greenhouse with sheeps wool

Gary covering beds in front of greenhouse with sheep’s wool

Mateo helps Fizz with the weeding...

Mateo is helping Fizz with the weeding…

wee Mateo in the herb bed

wee Mateo sitting in the herb bed

Ruth and Ken's hedgehog house...

hedgehog house…

...and hedgehog feeding station, made by Ken and Ruth

…and hedgehog feeding station, made by Ken and Ruth

Jan watering the bed before it gets covered by manure and sheep's wool

Jan watering the bed before it gets covered by manure and sheep’s wool

blossoming hawthorn

blossoming hawthorn

Bob and Florence

Bob and Florence

Hattie and Lizzie are building a den...

Hattie and Lizzie are building a den…

peach blossoms

peach blossoms

Marcos

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