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    Not exactly pubs or beer, but a few pictures from a local hop garden on a fine early summer afternoon...
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    They're certainly romping away this year,despite the drought: the neighbour's Admirals reached the top of the wirework in late May-the traditional date was Midsummer's Day.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    They're certainly romping away this year,despite the drought: the neighbour's Admirals reached the top of the wirework in late May-the traditional date was Midsummer's Day.
    And the daffs were four weeks late, that's global worming for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Not exactly pubs or beer, but a few pictures from a local hop garden on a fine early summer afternoon...
    Ooh! I do like a bit of hop porn. Do happen to know the names of the saucy little minxes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Ooh! I do like a bit of hop porn. Do happen to know the names of the saucy little minxes?
    Organic Wye Target...

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    Whilst we're on a gardening theme I thought that I'd bring this one up. Not a hop garden, but a hop heaven - for some anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Organic Wye Target...
    In Mr Hall's garden? A very brave man, as hops are prey to all types of noxoius bugs. I thought that they were organic , as I noticed that my neighbour had sprayed off the bottom of his bines. I think Jody Scheckter grows some organic hops at Laverstoke-anyone tried his organic ale and lager? We might be over that way this weekend-I'll try to dive into the farmshop.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    In Mr Hall's garden?
    Indeed...
    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    I think Jody Scheckter grows some organic hops at Laverstoke-anyone tried his organic ale and lager?
    Had a bottle of the Organic Ale a few months ago. I hadn't heard of Laverstock Park Farm at the time, but the label was interesting and led me to look the place up on the internet - quite an operation being developed there...

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    Thought I'd revive this thread: Eddie Gadd of Gadds brewery posted this: http://gaddsbeershop.blogspot.co.uk/...blog-post.html

    I'm not sure if our neighbour has started picking yet-I should think he has, but I haven't been past this week.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Looks like he'll be getting the ingredients in for a green-hopped ale - will you be supporting the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight - seems to be centred around Canterbury.
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