Category Archives: Back Gardens

The area behind the back of the house and sides

Garden pots, tubs and flowers

Lots of colour at the moment in the garden. Here’s just a selection from the middle of July 2018.

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Blackcurrants

The weather this summer, 2018 has been so hot. Our crop of blackcurrants has been good but the older blackcurrant bushes have produced currants of a much smaller size. All of the bushes have been grown from cuttings from our bush in Eaglesham, Scotland where we previously lived.

6lbs of blackcurrants picked

Springdale Blackcurrant Jam

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Jazzy Potatoes

First potatoes of the year

Planted in April in raised beds in the polytunnel.

May 10th – growing well

Time for digging up

June 10th 2018

Jazzy Potatoes

Washed potatoes ready for the pot

Cooked and ready to eat

A delicious potato – one to remember – Jazzy

This is a new trial for Springdale. It has grown really well in the Polytunnel and is a tasty and strong growing potato which produces lots of evenly sized small waxy potatoes.

The cream coloured skin is very thin and needs no peeling, in fact it can be rubbed off with fingers.

This potato is a second early and has an absolutely delicious ‘melt in the mouth’ flavour.

Days 118, 119 and 120 – 14th, 15th, 16th December 2016

Days 118, 119 and 120 – 14th, 15th, 16th December 2016

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New family bathroom – Old doorway from old bedroom to hall now plaster boarded over. Then new bathroom floor is laid. First a wooden flooring is laid and marked with a grid.

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New bath in place

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