Monthly Archives: September 2011

  • Madeline's Corner: Harvesting Potatoes, Pickled Pears and something brutal about Tomatoes!

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    Well I don’t know about you but for me it has been a blustery week and I have been forcing myself to go out and get fresh air and to keep up the garden in a minimalistic way. I do feel that as soon as it is nice you should spend hours in the garden and when it is horrid only do the bare minimum.

    So I have been harvesting potatoes, putting them into jute storage bags and then hanging them in the dry part of the garden shed. You can do the same with your beetroot, carrots etc, but only if they are suffering in the ground. If they are still growing, I would leave them in the ground for as long as possible, until the first frosts.

    I have also been harvesting pears and bottling them, apples and freezing them in slices or bottling them, raspberries and freezing them. I am collecting enough raspberries to make jam, but it will take me about a week.

    Get rid of any unwanted pea and bean plants, some of my beans turned to rubber - as they do when they become old – so I have got rid of them onto the compost heap. In this space I have planted out more rocket.

    Now many of you will be worried about your tomatoes ripening. I cut off all the flowers and ½ of the leaves, I have been brutal, but I believe that all the energy now created will head towards the fruit and help to ripen them. If this doesn’t work them I find that green tomato chutney makes an excellent Christmas present.

  • Glee 2011

    This year's Glee was a real triumph for us.  We managed to see most of our customers and they were all very complimentary on our new products, especially the Unidomes, which we are currently taking bespoke orders for.  Three domes were on display around the exhibition, as well as our victorian bells and other garden care products in the 'Off the Shelf' display.  All in all a very positive show - see you all next year!

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    Information for those that attended and would like to contact us:
    Any general enquiries should go through our sales office [email protected] or 0845 241 1555 where Emily, Ali or Danielle will be very happy to speak to you.
    If you are a retailer and would like to speak to our Sales Director, Malcolm Andrews, he can also be reached through 0845 241 1555 or [email protected]
    If you wanted to discuss Unidomes, please address enquiries for the attention of Tom via [email protected]

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