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End of season and autumn ornamentals

  Suddenly last week, the cold weather hit us with temperatures falling to 3C. The previous week or two, leaves had already begun to fall in earnest with some strong winds. Then the clocks went back, the nights now come … Continue reading

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Our eighth harvest supper

  Our final harvest this year in mid October included two varieties of pear, four types of apple, plums, yellow courgettes, runner and green beans, tomatoes, onions, an abundance of curly kale, cavalo nero and chard, and lots of different … Continue reading

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Crawley Beauty comes into her own …

Six years ago we planted out mini-orchard of seven fruit trees in our tiny community garden at London Rd Station. Four of the fruit trees were old Sussex varieties of apple: Crawley Beauty, Tinsley Quince, Mannington’s Pearmain and Saltcote Pippin. … Continue reading

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Cold but growing …

The north wind was blowing today … and it was freezing. We’ve already had a couple of air frosts near London Rd Station and it’s only the beginning of November. After the clocks went back at the end of October, … Continue reading

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Harvest Supper 2017

Another great celebratory dinner at the end of September! This year we held our Harvest Supper significantly earlier than usual, reflecting the much earlier harvest. Indeed, for the first time since we started in 2011, we had very little to be … Continue reading

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It’s been a while … but it’s harvest time already

All I can say is that the absence of posts on this site is testimony to the rapidity of this year’s growing season. We had a very warm spring with dry weather – watering, watering, watering. Thankfully, we now have … Continue reading

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Spring – renewing, restoring

It’s almost the end of March, the evenings are lighter, the days are warmer. Finally, we’ve had some dry sunny days to clear up, renew and restore the gardens at London Rd station. The trees pits and platform planters have been really … Continue reading

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