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Morning Light: The Fetchland Gardening Wire

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3 Nov
8:57pm, 3 Nov 2020
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Markymarkmark
My calla lily has just produced a bloom, rather unexpectedly!
The chrysanthemums that we bought 4 years ago are now flowering well in their planter, after a couple of off years.

Both are nice surprises.

My 50 (53, actually!) "Electric" red onion sets are in.
And the lettuce seem to be doing well in the greenhouse. 😃
7 Nov
3:36pm, 7 Nov 2020
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Lizzie W
Had a rummage in the raised bed: a handful of carrots and an unripe butternut squash!
7 Nov
5:20pm, 7 Nov 2020
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Columba
Clearing one of the raised beds prior to sowing "root chervil" seeds. Never grown these before, didn't even know there was such a thing until I saw them in a catalogue, but thought they'd be worth a try. They have to be sown now, but won't germinate until spring, but need to go through a period of cold. (Let's hope we get a period of cold...)
7 Nov
7:48pm, 7 Nov 2020
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Rosehip
I still haven't sown the broad beans or the winter lettuce - highlighting those jobs on my todo list
So many leaves to sweep up (not "mine" they blow in from the trees around the village green) I don't seem to have gardening time to do anything more
9 Nov
5:13pm, 9 Nov 2020
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MDrewett
Wow those cabbage white caterpillars are still active - checked on the turnips earlier and they were covered in them and absolutely decimated! Glad I didn't take all the netting off my cabbages yet...
9 Nov
5:22pm, 9 Nov 2020
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Rosehip
the caterpillars are on my sprouts, the leaves look like lace :(
9 Nov
5:41pm, 9 Nov 2020
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sallykate
Oh no, I have baby brassicas unprotected at the allotment! They looked OK a week after planting but I've left them alone for over a week now. Will just have to hope they're still OK next weekend.
9 Nov
7:54pm, 9 Nov 2020
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Markymarkmark
My (baby) kale look to be OK.

My red cabbage is mostly recovered from the ravaging they got in summer from the CWs.

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