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Archive for December 2017

From The Kitchen Garden… Whitefly

WHITEFLY – 01 December 2017 Oooooh dear… The last couple of frosts have not reached the whitefly population hiding under the curly kale leaves. As we don’t want to use petrochemicals on our gardens, following our organic principals, I’ve sprayed them several times with a neem oil wash, which they obviously dislike, but its not…

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The Talbot Journal… December!

DECEMBER EVENTS – 22 December 2017 Well, this December has certainly been eventful so far here at the Talbot in Knightwick. The month started off with our monthly Teme Valley Market having to be cancelled, and moved to the week after due to thick snow. Those intrepid few that made it to the Talbot for…

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From The Kitchen Garden… Ammonia

AMMONIA – 15 December 2017 Another lesson learned this month; fresh muck, however well rotted (and it is lovely stuff, thanks Mike!), contains appreciable levels of ammonia. We spread and top dressed the beds outside, and also happily spread this in the poly-tunnel in a bed opposite our healthy winter salads. We closed the doors,…

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From The Kitchen Garden… Autumn Update

AUTUMN UPDATE – 01 December 2017 We’ve been lucky enough to have help from one of the bar staff at The Talbot, Tom Waters, these last few days, and his help has been invaluable in getting some of the maintenance work done that was needed around the garden site. The new blueberry bed is well…

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