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Welcome to September! The weather during August was a bit hit-and-miss, but the first weekend of September is forecast to be beautiful, so we might squeeze one more barbecue in before the summer is out!
Organic, sustainable, free-range…phew all these terms can get confusing when you are doing the weekly food shop! You know they are positive labels on the food that you are buying, but what do they mean?
The garden has been the place to be for the last few weeks! Some days I am sure many have been taking a break in any shade that could be found to hydrate. Holidays away have left us more nervous than ever for our return. We chose to limit our greenhouse this year thankfully, in favour of more variety in the allotment. We added three varieties of sweetcorn this year which we have just harvested, what a treat! We had a lovely bi-colour one which looked very pretty and was extremely tasty.
‘National Read a Book Day’ falls on September 6th and offers us all the chance to take some time out, curl up and enjoy that book you have always wanted to read. Or possibly one that you have read so many times its spine is bent and the page corners are curled!
Many people still enjoy the effect of “stripes” on a lawn following a grass cut and all of my customers are no exception - Simon James.
Remove the last fading blooms from roses and cut back taller stems by half to prevent winter ‘wind rock’ from loosening the plants roots.
The gardening year gallops on at speed and what a strange summer it’s been! In spring it was cold with light levels low, so much so that it was difficult to get things growing. Then suddenly it turned hot with real downpours of rain and it was a job to keep up with everything!
Let’s take a look at what we need to be doing in September!