PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

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Allotment Garden October Extra

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Dear Friend In this mid-month extra I’ve a few more tips for you as we move towards winter and the end of the growing

Allotment Garden Newsletter October 2020

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Dear Friend I hope this first newsletter of autumn finds you well in these strange times. Just when things look like they’re getting back

Allotment Newsletter Extra for SEPTEMBER

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison     Dear Friend In this mid-month extra I’ve a some more timely tips for you as we move into autumn with the equinox.

Allotment Garden August Extra 2021

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Dear Friend I made a mistake in my last newsletter. I mentioned the good weather we’d been enjoying here and immediately I did that,

Allotment Garden Newsletter July Extra

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Dear Friend I hope this finds you safe well and coping with the heatwave here in the UK. When the weather is like this

Allotment Garden Newsletter July 2021

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Dear Friend Unusually for us in North West Wales we’re enjoying some of the best weather in Britain at the moment. Normally I look

JAM TIME

MAKING JAM OF THE LAST OF LAST YEARS CROP RASPS, STRAWBS & GOOSEBERRIES AND BLACKCURRANT MRS RADICAL  

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WHY YOU SHOULD GROW FOOD IN YOUR OWN GARDEN

Improved mental health and wellbeing. Growing your own fruit and vegetables might take some time out of your day, but it is certainly time well spent.  Gardening is a great way to combat stress and anxiety,

Allotment Garden Newsletter Mid-June 2021

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Dear Friend The weather is much improved here in Wales. You could be forgiven for thinking summer is nearly here. We’re only a week

We Hug the Trees Because the Trees Have No Voice

Setu Legi (Indonesia), Take Care of this Land, 2010.   Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, At the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment,

PEST AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Allotment Garden Newsletter June 2021 Dear Green Fingers It’s been a very wet month here in Wales, the wettest on record and that’s saying

Veggie Garden

TESTING THE SOIL AND TEMPERATURE

MAY 2021 HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY COLD AS WELL AS WET THROUGHOUT THE UK BUT MAINLY THE NORTH EAST LIFE COMES FROM THE SOIL AND DEATH RETURNS TO IT THOUGH DURHAM

Allotment Garden Extra May 2021

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Dear Friend It’s been a very slow start here with the weather more like April than May but things are finally moving now. My

Veggie Garden

SLUGS AND SNAILS AND PUPPY DOGS TAILS

FRUIT FLOWER AND VEGGIE GARDENERS MUST HAVE…………………….. Slug & Snail Killer £2.47 – FROM ASDA 300gms  £4.49 – E bay – 800gms free postage – recommended   Doff® Slug &

Allotment Garden Newsletter May 2021

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Dear Friend I mentioned last month that I’d officially become a pensioner. Just to be clear, I’m still writing the newsletters and for the

ECOLOGICAL TREE PLANTING

While it’s great that more people would like to plant trees in their yards, planting the right way will ensure these trees are there for decades. There is a growing

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TENDER PLANTS FLOWERS FRUIT & VEG

Tomatoes, chillies, sweetcorn, French and runner beans, squashes (this group of plants includes marrows, pumpkins and courgettes) and aubergines can all be planted out. Waiting until the risk of frost is well

HEIRLOOM ANNUAL FLOWERS

Every year plant breeders introduce a vast array of new varieties of our favorite annual flowers. Many are new versions of old favorites with different or better flower colors and

Allotment Garden Extra April 2021

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison WANT AN INEXPENSIVE  DET. 3 BED BUNGALOW  IN DL4 WITH A HUGE GREEHOUSE- TWO GARDENS INCLUDING RAISED BEDS. FRUIT FLOWERS AND VEG – SAFE

THE COLD WAR AGAINST PLANTS IS NO APRIL FOOL

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Allotment Garden Newsletter April 2021 Dear Friend I hope this newsletter finds you safe and well after a year few of us will forget.

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG

BROAD BEANS – PEAS AND NEW POTATOES OUTSIDE CABBAGE BEETROOT SWEETCORN CARROTS LEEKS AND SPRING ONIONS UNDER PROTECTION DAFFS BRACHYCOMBEAND CROCUS IN FLOWER AS MINATURE LILY FLOWERED TULIPS AND BLUE

GET GARDENING –

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Allotment Garden Extra March 2021 Dear Friend It’s been a year since this pandemic hit us in the UK. I remember talking about it

PROBLEM SOLVING RAISED BEDS

Raised beds have become a very popular way to grow vegetables, flowers and herbs in the garden. The advantages are many. Raised beds heat up the soil and drain it

Allotment Garden Newsletter March 2021

Mon, 1 Mar at 09:19 News, Tips and Offers for Growers & Gardeners Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison Allotment Garden Newsletter  March 2021 Dear  As I write this it’s

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SLUGS

YES SLUGS NOT SLAGS DO YOU KNOW ANY ? POLITICAL SLUGS JUDICIAL SLUGS MILITARY SLUGS  ETC….. BUT I AM TALKING ABOUT GARDEN SLUGS YOUR GARDEN GRASS IS FULL OF THE

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DON’T BE A COUCH POTATO

GET YOURS NEAR HERE – £1/Kg– EU digs in on seed potato ban leaving whole sector in limbo-News03 Feb 2021Ewan PateThe seed potato sector has been left disappointed by confirmation

Allotment Garden Newsletter December 2020

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison   Dear Friend Another year comes to a close and what a year it’s been. I think we’ll all be pleased to wave this

Allotment Garden Newsletter November 2020

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison   Dear Friend As I write this, I’m sorry to say things are not looking good with the coronavirus situation here in Britain. Nor

USE BEER TO TRAP SLUGS

How to get rid of slugs: Wet weather to cause slug surge – this is how to keep them out SLUGS are set to invade UK homes and gardens thanks

Allotment Garden Newsletter August 2020

Allotment Garden Newsletter From John Harrison   Dear Friend I don’t know about where you are, but we’ve not had the best of July. For the most part it’s felt

Veggie Garden

2020 IN MY GARDEN

IT’S BEEN A “GODSEND” THIS YEAR – “BLOODY WHITE FLY AND ALL”. THE ALL IS THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN LOCKDOWN AND NEVER A  BORED MOMENT STEP BACK AND STAY

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THE SONG THRUSH -A VISITOR TO OUR GARDEN

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/song-thrush/ LOOK AND LISTEN – BLACKBIRDS ARE COMMON AND NEST HERE https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/blackbird/

Veggie Garden

HOME GROWN HOME EATEN

3RD SUNDAY IN JULY WE HARVESTED 90 Kgs SECOND EARLY POTATOES THIS MORNING FROM TWO RAISED BEDS OF OUR THREE IN OUR FRONT GARDEN LAID THEM OUT ON THE PAVEMENT