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New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 06:52

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Good morning everyone, 

enjoy your day whatever you are doing  


Reading the geenhouse  posts with interest as need extra space for seed growing so a three or four tiered one would just fit at the side of the house (no room for a full greenhouse). Noted the use of bricks as anchors!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 06:40

Now that the weather is milder  made a few quick visits to the allotment with more manure ready to top up the beds. Until I can get my compost bins up and running I'm having to buy in manure. Not a bad decision as can stack the bags in readiness.

With the exception of one bed which is covered in plastic and will need tidying up next year the others are showing good signs of the soil improving. Trimming back any excess grass to keep pathways  clear and plan to lay membrane and bark on the ones I will be using most.

Area cleared and level for shed, existing raspberry canes showing new growth (tidied up that bed and mulched). Pleased to note that the low winter sun covers the plot for at least four hours around mid-day, a good sign for next winters crop   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 17:55

Zoomer44, thank you, good to have your experience comment  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:26

Hello everyone, a brief contact before checking what has been happening here  First chance  for far too long.

My allotment is now fully manured and tidy so into the planning stage. The garden likewise with plants in pots under cover, looks so bare.

Thinking to avoid problems when growing brassicas, sprouts and purple sprouting broc in particular, so looking to sowing of seeds in pots in mid-summer to plant out in autumn. Anyone with experience of this method?


Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 06:28

It's  a great thread Susan   

There is so much going on at this time of the year, not least trying to get the garden sorted out before the predicted weather gets worse, that it is good to have a laugh ( often out loud ) or a 'groan' at the jokes. Hope there are more to come after the crackers have be pulled.  .

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 20:53

Just thought,

Why did the chewing gum cross the road?


Because it was stuck to the chicken.


Well ofcourse! 



Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 20:49

  great everyone, thanks, keep then coming!

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:03

Edd   love it!! Lol!

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 22:42

Hi Zoomer. A neighbouring allotmenteer has cut his down and gave a good mulch of well rotted manure. Considering growing some myself as area is sheltered. Rhs site may have more info. 


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:06

 Edd  lol

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