News of our Activities / Monthly Blog
June & July has been about catching up as we emerge from Lockdown..But the good weather has meant we’ve been able to achieve a lot of tasks.
The BIG news is we have started a weekly (every Tuesday 11am-3pm) fruit & veg table sale at the rear doors at St Katharine’s House. We’ve been selling veg such as Carrot, Potato, Onion and Spinach.
Cleared away soggy, collapsed stems of perennials and composted them.
In the coming weeks we will start to prune Gooseberries, Blackcurrants and Redcurrant’s, cutting side shoots back to three buds from their base.
Sown White Tilney Green Manure to put nutrients back in the soil
Climbing Bean frame built and beans planted.
Cut down / removed Michaelmas Daisy from the cutting beds
Checked Pepper / Chilli plants for good health. Removing yellowed leaved as prevents infections.
Replace bug / flytraps
Checked Rose supports for any damage
Pruned and tidied lavender
Pruned the Wisteria to make it more manageable - encouraging fresh growth.
Built a Netted cage around the Brassicas.
Pruned Necterine (Var. Lord Napier) top growth and removed dead, diseased and damaged branches.
Removed one of the Polytunnel frames and replaced with sowing Lettuce and Carrot seeds
Trimming box and privet hedge to retain shape.
Chopped Comfrey and put into Water Butt for creating a liquid bio feed.
Checked for rot on stored bulbs and tubers, and ensure Dahlia and Canna tubers haven't completely dried out
Finished off our Winter pruning of apple and pear trees and removed any dead, damaged, congested and diseased branches
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