Author Archives: PelicanPlants

About PelicanPlants

Growing tomatoes and other vegetables in a greenhouse and at an allotment.

MyHarvest Site

I don’t know whether you’ve seen this, but if you’re an allotmenteer (or just grow stuff at home) but MYHarvest is a research activity at Sheffield University to measure the amount of produce that we amateur gardeners produce. Go here to … Continue reading

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Hidcote and Snowshill Manor

We went off down to Gloucestershire last week for a few days and on the way there and back visited Hidcote (where we’ve been before) and Snowshill Manor (where we haven’t). Both days the weather was kind to us, whilst … Continue reading

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Calke Abbey Tramway Walk (Again)

The National Trust property at Calke Abbey is one of the nearest to us and one we love to visit regularly. The house has been maintained in the condition that the Trust acquired it in the late 1970’s, not tarted up … Continue reading

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Mid August Review

Definitely a strange year, particularly for the tomatoes. Growing vegetables in the poly tunnel continues to be a success, with the climbing French Beans coming into play after the dwarf beans. However, the plants are really too large (or the … Continue reading

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Mid Year Review – July 2017

Our Allotment and Garden so far – July 2017 Continue reading

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Ducks on the Pond

The ducks are back for the fourt year. Continue reading

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New Year, Restart the Blog

Although its now February, I haven’t been doing much gardening yet but I have some plans as to what I’m going to do in 2017. This means that I start up my blog again, reporting (irregularly) what I’m doing/trying to … Continue reading

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