Latest posts by AllotmentMax

Leeks & Spring Onions

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 22:22

Yes you can, they'll be okay. Plant some seeds now so you have a few to put in the ground later in the year too. 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:48

We dont see a huge array of birds in our garden, mainly robin, blackbird, starling, blue tits and collared dove. Not a fan of the wood pigeon who gorge on most of the feed. I was excited to see a blackbird building a nest in a shrub a few weeks ago, but after laying its eggs something must have attacked it and both eggs and blackbird gone. 


Just been sat having morning cuppa and can see two blue tits have made a home in our nesting box too.

sow seeds

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:58

Many years ago when I first left home, I started off some seeds in a seed tray and put them in a sheltered place in the garden with cling film over.  That year I had the most magnificent pots and hanging baskets!

New Allotment

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:56

Well done Victoria, hope you enjoy your new allotment.  We have a double plot.  The first half we had was started from scratch and we had to clear grass and weeds away (it had been an allotment about 50 years ago, so there was buried bits and bobs) so that's what we took time doing. 

Our neighbour just faffed about really and planted a bit and then left it, didn't really clear away the weeds properly, just dug them in etc.  Anyway they gave up and I took that plot on too, so again we just started at one end and dug the whole lot over again and removed everything.  Replanted any useful bulbs (which are coming up now where we want them too).

SO my only advice to you is as others have said, take your time, clear it well, give it a go and most importantly enjoy

Started on the veg sowing!

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:45

I started this weekend, just toms for greenhouse, chilli's and sweet red peppers, leeks too.

I also set a few penstemon, antirrhinum and delphinium.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:40

Well, haven't been on here for what seems forever.  Good to read a few threads and catch up on what people are up to.  I managed to get to the allotment yesterday and today.  I think I witnessed sunshine, wind, rain and hailstones all within an hour yesterday.  Glad I went this morning as this afternoon was raining and very cold. 

Got a big patch of earth dug over.  OH made good the raspberry supports and we cleared a couple of raised beds. Also managed to weed around the autumn onion sets and the garlic which seem to be doing well.

Spent Friday evening setting seeds at the dining room table in the warm and set the propagator on the windowsill.

Hand planned to clean the greenhouse a bit too, but the weather got the better of me in the end.

It's good to get back out and feel like I've made a good start. Phew . . .

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:52

The hollyhocks in my front garden are around 6ft tall, they never grow so big out the back.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:46

Bamboogie the Eryngium is Blue something or other, can't remember, will have to consult label. 

Victoria sponge, the orange flower i

s Trollias, beautiful flower. We bought them both at this years GW live. The Trollias were flying off the stands with very few left.  Beautiful colour. 

Pleased with my baskets, calibrochia, new guinea impatiens and something I can't remember now.  

lots of summer colour just starting to appear.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 19:11

Here are some recent pictures










Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 18:27
Great, finally able to post a comment, been having trouble all afternoon until I spotted DovefromAbove's advice thread. Thanks

The day is very overcast today, but I got a bit of planting done and a couple of photos taken, but will have to post them another day.

Lovely photos as usual from everyone else.

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