Monthly Archives: June 2014

Preston Circus summer

The planters are starting to take on their summer shape. Their growth is unexpected and in some cases, unwanted. The sudden warm spell during June created challenges for watering, but we’ve got our watering rota up and running now, the … Continue reading

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Stanford Avenue Community Garden birthday!

I can’t believe it’s only a year ago that we went over to Stanford Avenue Community Garden to help with planting their new plot. The garden now looks sensational with lush growth everywhere – definitely worth a visit. They are … Continue reading

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Gadabout in the sun

Last year, we were plagued by a high wind on Gadabout Saturday; this year, it was a perfect, hot June Saturday, requiring water, shade, sun screen and hats. But at first, nobody came … We chatted, watered a bit, cleared a … Continue reading

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Garden Gadabout 2014

We’re opening again this year for the Garden Gadabout. We’re open just Saturday 21st June 11 – 5pm but lots of other fantastic gardens are open the weekend of 21st – 22nd and the weekend of 28th – 29th. Our … Continue reading

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Great day and the sun was shining …

This blog isn’t just about gardening; it’s also about where we garden – at a lovely Victorian station, built in 1877. The railway line itself (now, the East Coastway) was built before our station appeared, with the section to Seaford opening on 1st … Continue reading

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It’s not blight – phew!

Almost a week on … and the sickly tomato seedlings which we potted up into 3-4 ltr pots last week are looking so much better. Thank goodness – it wasn’t blight but malnutrition and cold. I’m always surprised how quickly seedlings … Continue reading

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The dreaded blight?

SAT 7th June 10.30 – 4.00pm SHAFTESBURY PLACE. Celebrate 150 years of Brighton to Seaford railway with coffee/tea and homemade cake, exhibition, open garden, cookery demo, model railway display, music, picnic, guided walk, etc.  See ‘Events’ above. _____________________________________________ Every year … Continue reading

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