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The hot weather at the start of the summer has definitely had a big effect on many of our crops.  Without going into the usual veggies, spuds onions beans, beans, beans ….   we have had maybe our best ever returns from a number of different sources. Let’s start with the less well known.  The Sichuan Peppercorn tree has yielded six spice jars worth of dried peppercorns, three times more than the… Read More

Well, it’s certainly all happening down at the pond.  The wildlife are almost taking over. After the millions of tadpoles came the newts, popping up to the surface for a breath of air then diving back down.  There seem to be more great diving beetles this year including some smaller ones which I take to be babies, or more probably something altogether different. Then a couple of weeks ago we started to… Read More

Practical Organic Compost Making and its use Wednesday 30th May 2018 10am – 3.30pm with Sue Mabberley at Nant-y-bedd, Fforest Coal Pit, Abergavenny, NP7 7LY Composting is a key element of organic growing. Transforming waste products from kitchen and garden into microbially active compost to enrich the soil is an immensely satisfying process. We will begin the day with an indoor session on the theory behind the process of successful compost making… Read More

Yesterday was the annual Llanthony Valley & District Show and Sports.  The weather wasn’t the greatest; wellies and 4x4s were the order of the day.  In addition to the usual vegetable show classes, the Garden Club runs a number of classes for – for want of a better term – vegetables in the ground.  This year there was really only one class which we felt was for us – Most Productive Vegetable… Read More