To reduce problems with our gate locks we oil them on a regular basis (if we remember) - about once a month. Unfortunately this does mean that keys may well get a bit messy for a few days so please be aware. ).
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UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS
July: Trip to Amberly Museum
Our plot application form is currently awaiting update.
To apply please come to our shop at Eddington lane any weekend from 9 AM to mid-day
Blue metaldehyde is soon to be banned. The chemical is authorised by the EU and they are likely to withdraw that authorisation at some stage but not before 2023. However Michael Gove has decided that the UK will bring in a ban from Spring 2020. There are other similar treatments but these are much more expensive.
Harvest garlic when you see fat bulbs near the surface – leaves will still be green.
If your runner beans are looking a bit pale then feed with high nitrogen such as dried blood or sulphate of ammonia – not otherwise though as too much nitrogen can produce plenty of leaves and no flowers.
Cut off any flower stems on onions (bolting) otherwise growth of the bulb may be affected. If this is a regular problem then try heat-treated sets next year.
Tomatoes need very regular watering – maybe even twice a day – otherwise problems such as blossom-end rot may result. Start feeding with tomato feed once the first flowers open.
Use mulch (bark, grass cuttings, garden compost) to conserve water – it really does make a difference.