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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

What to plant under 2 small apple trees

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:28

I planted a clematis at the bottom of my bramley seedling tree. 

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:26

Hee hee claringtonl 

I have to make hay whilst the sun shines! Work for the rest of the week so may not get back up allotment till the weekend.

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:12

Yes we are artjak. Today after doing the housework, I went up allotment and dug over a huge patch with the help of my mum. She's retired now, but very bored! Chap up there offered me some manure ss he'd got too much so I mulched the raspberries and the recently planted fruit trees. Still a fair bit to do, but made a great start.

After that  I started on the garden. Took the Electric trimmers to a couple of shrubs/hedges to give them a better shape.  Cut down the passion flower as its not done much the last few years so replaced it with 'Nike Warsaw' clematis, hope it does okay there.

Off for a hot bath before I cook dinner, II'm knackered! !,,,,,


Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 22:47

I hope so too. I'm off work tomorrow so I'd like to get on with a few more jobs in the garden/ allotment.  Really am off to bed now

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 22:20

I agree Mike, spuds are probably top for me. If we are including fruit then they are close second for me,  strawberries,  raspberries yum.

Oh actually, everything -- I just love growing home produced fresh veg and the bug got me the moment we got out allotment !

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 22:13

Hi all. Had a great productive day. Weather warm, if a bit windy. Spent morning at the allotment with OH and youngest daughter. Finished digging potato bed over and set first earlies. Set broad beans kindly donated by fellow allotmenteer. Never grown them before. Picked first stems of forced rhubarb, yum in crumble tonight.

General tidy up and sat to think about what to put where?..

Afternoon bike ride to local country park with OH and 3 children, played footy. First icecream of  the year!

After crumble pud, we set alight the chimanea and watched the fire burning as the red sky showed itself. Perfect end to a fab day. Off to bed in a mo.  hope you all had a fab weekend too. xx

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 23:06

Will try mrsg.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:58

No need to  apologise nutcutlet, just the thought made me queesy!,,

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:04

Love this rhubarb thread.  I just found a new plant coming up.  We got a second plot at the allotment and lots of surprises coming up.  Almost dug over now as previous tenants let it go a bit last year.  I don't know what sort they are, but looking forward to pulling it.  Am forcing one lot of Rhubarb at the mo.  Must check it and see how it's doing.



Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:00

Weather lovely here, I can only see the sun through the office window!  Apparently it is a little chilly.  Weekend weather looks lovely. 

Greenhouse loving the sunshine and a few of my seeds are through!  Woop Woop, spring is well and truly springing!! or sprung?


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