North East Derbyshire DA on their behind the scenes visit to Swarkstone Garden Centre
1st December 2013 - Mick is making leaf mould for himself and the kids at his local school
8th December 2013 - Garlic, Rhubarb, Compost and the electricity bill are on Mick's mind this week
15th December 2013 - Fruit Tree maintenance, trialling Compost Tea and some weird porridge oats!
22nd December 2013 - Mick and Worm Compost (with a big name)!
29th December 2013 - A cracking Xmas present from the Mother in Law!
5th January 2014 - Looking after the birds (feathered ones!) and sowing peppers
12th January 2014 - Mick is doing what he does best - talking! And has a new pet!
19th January 2014 - Back to ladders again and more garlic!
26th January 2014 - Mick's in Liquid Gold!
2nd February 2014 - Shopping?? at Aldi and Lidl??
10th May 2014 - Mick's method for planting onions
10th May 2014 - Another dollop: sprouts
10th May 2014 - Straw and worms - like you've never seen before!
10th May 2014 - Foliar feeding, and it's all go in the greenhouse
17th May 2014 - Gladioli, sweet potatoes, grapes, carrots and beetroot
24th May 2014 - Compost tea, shallots, leeks, and tomatoes
31st May 2014 - Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Gladioli, and Mick's various plots
8th June 2014 - Sweet potatoes, carrots and composting
15th June 2014 - Onions, leeks, and BBC Gardener's World Live at the NEC!
20th June 2014 - Cayenne chilli peppers, shallots and badgers!
29th June 2014 - Onion sets, blackberries and black currants
5th July 2014 - Things are getting into full swing on the plot
13th July 2014 - Sweet potatoes, giant earthworms and Black Country Day!
20th July 2014 - Shallots, tomatoes, onions and peas
25th July 2014 - Preparing the greenhouse for the summer and show preparation
3rd August 2014 - Coseley Allotments and problems with badgers!
8th August 2014 - Abbey Road Allotments BBQ and Open Day
16th August 2014 - Caslon Primary School Allotment and blackcurrant wine
29th August 2014 - Harvesting, Gladioli and memories from Mauritius!
4th September 2014 - Brussels sprouts, damson jam and continuing the harvest
13th September 2014 - Mildew on peas, pansies and keeping the pests at bay!
19th September 2014 - Sweet potatoes, longest runner bean competitions and overwintering onions
4th October 2014 - A great weekend at Malvern Autumn Show, sweet potatoes and peas
11th October 2014 - Preparing for winter
17th October 2014 - Clearing the greenhouse, and starting off the overwintering onions and pickling shallots
26th October 2014 - Pickling, wine, and worm casts!
31st October 2014 - Chillies, bed preparation and Coseley Allotments Presentation Evening
8th November 2014 - Pot leeks, raspberries and rhubarb
16th November 2014 - Garlic, grapes and preparing the school plot for next season
22nd November 2014 - Sprouts, compost tea and the greenhouse in November
30 November 2014 - reconstructing the polytunnel, pricking out the big onions and white rot
7th December 2014 - planting shallots and pot leeks
16th December 2014 - planting fruit, onion & leek rings, and more developments to the polytunnel
20th December 2014 - polytunnel update, a blast from the past and sowing chillies
27th December 2014 - Christmas special!
3rd January 2015 - spent hops, prepping the fruit trees & bushes and 8oz onion progress
10th January 2015 - soil tests and collecting seaweed
18th January 2015 - liming and manure!
24th January 2015 - nappies and the Navy!
31st January 2015 - composting, pruning and planting the garlic
8th February 2015 - pruning, onion sets and a talk on leeks
14th February 2015 - potting up leeks and The National Coal Mining Museum for England
21st February 2015 - preparing for the bring & buy sales, and sprouts
5th March 2015 - potting on, covering up and the school plot!
7th March 2015 - planting shallots and developments at the school plot
15th March 2015 - preparing the tunnel, Kid's Gardening Club, and leeks
19th March 2015 - busy, busy, busy!
28th March 2015 - The Edible Garden Show, grapevines and talks
4th April 2015 - overwintering crops, pot leeks and potting up
17th April 2015 - pot leeks, rhubarb and chillies
26 April 2015 - the growing season continues
1st May 2015 - stump carrots, an update from Caslon Primary School and Malvern Spring Show
18th May 2015 - Malvern Spring Show (the results!) and thinning shallots
25th May 2015 - tomatoes, shallots and flags!
1st June 2015 - gladioli, onions and a resident pheasant!
6th June 2015 - sweet potatoes, sprouts, beetroot and manure collecting
16th June 2015 - progress on the plot and BBC Gardener's World Live 2015!
21st June 2015 - sweet potatoes, pot leeks and Caslon Primary School gardening club
27th June 2015 - flit sprayers, the orchard and Caslon Primary School gardening club
5th July 2015 - Kidderminster Show, peppers and rhubarb
12th July 2015 - grapes, cucumbers and harvesting onions
20th July 2015 - Home & Garden Show, raspberries and the polytunnels
26th July 2015 - Allotment BBQ & Open Day, tomatoes and intermediate leeks
1st August 2015 - Sweet potatoes, Awards evenings and grapes
9th August 2015 - fruit cages, composting and worms
18th August 2015 - St Lucia and onions
21 August 2015 - grapes, chillies and garlic
29 August 2015 - carrots, onions and the West Midlands DA show
6 September 2015 - gladioli, fruit and new polo shirts
13 September 2015 - some photos from Colley Gate Show 2014
26 September 2015 - Colley Gate Show 2015
4 October 2015 - Malvern Autumn Show and Colley Gate Allotments
10 October 2015 - preparing onions for store, blueberries and preserves
17 October 2015 - pricking out Toughball, chillies and the School Gardening Club
24 October 2015 - gladioli, storing onions, and cooking lessons!
1 November 2015 - broad beans, composting and sweet potatoes
8 November 2015 - clearing the greenhouse, prepping for winter and pickling
14 November 2015 - fruit trees, mushroom compost and presentation evenings!
22 November 2015 - raised beds, storms and the first (of hopefully many) seminars!
28 November 2015 - raised beds, prize giving and onion sets
5 December 2015 - blueberries, garlic and wood chip
13 December 2015 - re-sprouting fruit, scaffold boards and worms!
20 December 2015 - raised bed preparation and resident frogs
28 December 2015 - Christmas festivities, top dressing and chilli peppers
3 January 2016 - tunnel cleaning, Christmas leftovers and the allotment trading shed
10 January 2016 - manure, worms and gardening engagements
24 January 2016 - tunnel cleaning, rhubarb wine and maps of DAs
31 January 2016 - raspberries, talks and ventilating the greenhouse
13 February 2016 - composting, School Gardening Club and Colley Gate AGM
22 February 2016 - garlic, shallots and more composting
28 February 2016 - Compost tea, Caslon Primary School Gardening Club and llama dung!
19 March 2016 - The Edible Garden Show 2016
4th April 2016 - onion sets, talks and wood chip
8th April 2016 - Allotments, Colley Gate Gardening Club meeting and school gardening club
16th April 2016 - chillies, shallots and talks in Wales
24th April 2016 - roots, on the plot and more talks
2nd May 2016 - Red Ray onions, Caslon Primary School and Moles Seeds
7th May 2016 - Planting out onions, talks and Caslon Primary School
15th May 2016 - fruit netting, grape pruning and more talks!
21 May 2016 - Jersey, Jersey and more Jersey!
29th May 2016 - compost tea, talks and thinning shallots
11th June 2016 - Bring & Buy sale, pruning and liquid fish
18th June 2016 - Gardener's World Live weekend
3rd July 2016 - Haygrove tunnel, shallots and more talks!
17th July 2016 - pests, allotment plots and Caslon Nursery visit
27th July 2016 - Home & Garden Show, grafting and raspberries
7th August 2016 - Annual BBQ, reunion and thinning grapes
14th August 2016 - cherries, intermediate leeks and badger watch!
26th August 2016 - Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica!
1 September 2016 - badgers, chillies and judging shows
17th September 2016 - show preparations, badger update and pea problems!
24th September 2016 - Colley Gate Annual Show, wine making and more talks!
16th October 2016 - Caslon Primary School, brandy and chillies
23rd October 2016 - seaweed, gladiolis and apples
28th October 2016 - hops, allotments and chillies!
6th November 2016 - compost, presentation evening and talks
19th November 2016 - Medwyn's seminar
26th November 2016 - manure, apples and DA meeting
2nd December 2016 - more from the plot, leaf blowing and school gardening club
11th December 2016 - pruning, composting and coffee!
19th December 2016 - composting, roast potatoes and Christmas!
1st January 2017 - composting, Christmas and new season sowings
8th January 2017 - brandy, raised beds and the start of another year of talks!
15th January 2017 - leeks, mushroom compost and the AGM
22nd January 2017 - onion seedlings, compost and raised beds
29th January 2017 - garlic, raised beds and roast dinner!
11th February 2017 - compost, trading hut and raised beds
19th February 2017 - raspberry canes, spent hops and manure!
26th February 2017 - storm Doris, raised beds and compost
5th March 2017 - chillies, potting on and a new polytunnel cover
12th March 2017 - polytunnel cover replacement, planting shallots and seedlings
25th March 2017 - talks, full greenhouse and alpaca poo!
3rd April 2017 - sweetcorn, onion sets and spent hops
15th April 2017 - raised beds, sprouts and fruit bushes
23rd April 2017 - strawberries, onions and leeks
1st May 2017 - onions, fruit and prep for BBC Gardener's World Live
7th May 2017 - composting, blueberries and shallots
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