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24/03/2014 at 22:49

Hi, just wanted to thank everyone for their advise after getting an allotment.

There's still a long way to go...lots of jobs to be finished off and some challenges like tree stumps to overcome...and a few mistakes along the way...I really don't think a wheel barrow will fit through the gap I've left at the bottom of the plot...the site is now inpacked soil..and nettles have started to grow in the pile of stones at the bottom of the plot but the first raised beds went in today...2...

Plan to plant out 3 currant bushes, currently growing in pots, underplanted with white strawvberries and possibly a row of garlic at the weekend weather permitting... 

   

24/03/2014 at 23:04

Hi Zoomer,

I always take a picture at this time of year, when the allotment is bare, then compare it with one in Aug when hopefully it will be full to the brim. Never cease to be amazed at the transformation.

25/03/2014 at 06:06

Well done Zoomer!  Keep us informed and post us some pics as you go along 

And you really meant those nettles to grow there didn't you?  You planned to use them to make nettle tea didn't you?  Very good fertiliser for leafy veg http://greensideup.ie/how-to-make-comfrey-nettle-fertiliser/  

 

25/03/2014 at 06:59

Pleased its coming along Zoomer - i like scroggin's idea of before and after pics - even my borders amaze me that way, so an allotment will be even more dramatic

25/03/2014 at 08:16

Sounding good Zoomer.  Can you widen entrance for wheelbarrow?

Any pictures re your progress?  

25/03/2014 at 09:32

Good work, Zoomer! Don't forget to keep some of those nettles for the butterflies, chop of flowers to keep them from self-seeding.

http://greenbard.hubpages.com/hub/Stinging-Nettles-and-the-British-butterflies-they-support

 

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