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Yay! I have an allotment, but has been badly neglected.,,Help!:(

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:07

Agree, beautiful soil Gemma  all credit to your hard work.

Have to laugh, never thought I'd be so interested or envious of soil structure!     

Yay! I have an allotment, but has been badly neglected.,,Help!:(

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 12:31

Thanks Caral     it's good to look back, just to appreciate the progress.

 It is painstaking work but worth it. That soil   is  looking good, plants healthy too  .

Cold , gusty wind here today so washing pots ready to pot on seedlings with plans to sort out compost next week. Then the fencing, then a gate, then base for shed...then back to more manuring! 

 

 

Yay! I have an allotment, but has been badly neglected.,,Help!:(

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 04:51

Hi Caral congratulations on getting an allotment!   

All friendly, good advice and encouragement on this forum, as I found on the o.m.g thread  too.

Here are some before, during and after photos of my half plot which I took on last October 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/72601.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/72603.jpg?width=286&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/72604.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Final forking over and still adding manure.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 19:41

Sorry to hear that Zoomer, how awful for you and family. Take things steady  

Plug plants sound a good idea, not as exciting as seeds but  will

 

 

give a head start when its time to plant out.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 06:36

Great news Gardengirl    yours looks like mine did: a rough field but mine had been cleared of rubbish and had one area dug.

Took all the good advice from here, thanks again everyone  and digging, manuring bit at a time. Only gooseberry and raspberry canes in as yet and they ard in roughly dug-over ground.

Meanwhile working on fencing (hear from the old boys 'there be rabbits') Sowing seeds, beans, pea, mange tout, fennel and sweet corn so far.

As long as there is sixty percent cultivation on our plots the site manager is happy, so that takes the pressure off trying to do all at once. 

Hope you feel you can take your plot on. Good luck! 

Growing blueberries

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 06:26

Really good advice everyone, thanks   .

I've just had two plants, in 9"pots, delivered and am dithering as to wether to plant on allotment or in pots in garden. Allotment soil clay so sinking in larger pots would be good and comfrey plants... protection from bad weather...lots to think about. Thanks again.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:04

Thank you gina  

I know  grass paths are the very devil when it's wet, muddy and slippery. As we speak I'm considering bark paths before next autumn (sooner if it's a wet summer!)

Weighing up the cost of scaffolding planks to edge the beds, there's an awful lot of edges!! Have a contact for untreated plank £1.50 a metre, or  £3.84 per metre treated from builders merchants. Both will cut to size. Free bark available from local farmer. Decisions, decisions... for now will keep the bed edges dug back. Will be interested to see your photos.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 12:48

 isn't it wonderful flumpy, brightens the day and lifts the  spirits. You've encouraged me to  sow some of my flower seeds. Off to check the packets  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:19

Oops! Edit

 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:18

Noticed last evening that the Hellibore has shed its seed

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/71199.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 so must keep checking for plantlets by summers end.

The evening was darkening but managed this photo of the pink blossom on the tree at the front of the house

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/71200.jpg?width=304&height=350&mode=max

 good to see more buds to open  

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