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New allotment OMG...

Posted: Today at 11:52

Hi everyone   gosh, you have all been so busy I feel like  I've been standing still!

Although the weather has been cold/windy/wet/sunny to varying degrees managed to take off the covering of the smaller bed and part of the big one. Forked over the soil removing lots of weeds and the long white roots. Not digging againas dont want the sub soil to come up - it will only dry up hard and nobbly or wet and lumpy. More manure to go on this weekend.

The blue tub holds horse manure being rotted down and in the green mesh bin (behind) I put the hazel sticks cut early in the year.

Stagbeetle I haven't sown any seeds yet I'll probably start early next month when it gets warmer, plastic grow house erected and ready?

I didn't get one of the sheds from the other sites Gardengirl, as they are rented with the plot. My neighbour is kindly letting me store my things in his shed which means I can walk to the plot without the hassel of driving there.

Fruitcake, you will  be fine with your chooks   I'm really impressed with your new plot and the chicken house and the thought you've put into it. Can't wait for the photos.





Serious reminder folks....

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:27

   hmm, now I think about it Verdun   

work in progress

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:29

  hi baza, those leeks are romping away, in fact all good growth there. Can understand you wanting to get them out.

Not sure where you are (sorry if you've already said) but the weather is still too unpredictable here - Herefordshire, to even sow in the grow house so waiting another week. Noticed it was 11°C around midday but down to 5°C by 4 oclock.

I'm still spending time on the allotment when I get the chance. Uncovering the beds and forking over to get any roots out. Feel I'm getting there albeit slowly.Tomorrow planned to get going again before it rains! Pics to come.



work in progress

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 11:58

Looking very good mr & mrs b   .

Over the past few weeks I've managed several days forking out weeds and defining the beds, still wet but soil turning easier. Now for indoor seed sowing...

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 05:30

 Wouldn't you know it, it rained yesterday and although I took pics of the snowdrops they weren't as open

 ^  suprised to see the hellebore

 ^ these in the new border, also planted with tulips yet to come.

How lovely to be able to smell snowdrops Marion,  maybe my garden isn't sheltered enough.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:31

No, no shed as yet, gardengirl. Have heard that two empty plots have two sheds on them. Hoping that if the plots are'nt taken by end of the month I can have one of the sheds.  Fingers crossed.

Pruned the hazel last month so now have some good, long branches for supports, will move them up to the plot tomorrow and take pics for the record.

Had a good day in the garden, got all sorts of jobs done. Very satisfying as I know I'll be spending most of the year on the allotment  . My plot is four and a half months old!!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:07

Thank you Marion , good to be back.

Lovely pics, the heather is a perfect foil for the chaenomeles - such pretty blossom. Those snowdrops will keep you busy.

 I'm afraid the light faded quicker than I expected so no pics, will record my efforts tomorrow. I found that I just went from one job to another including moving a large potted rambler rose back against the new fencing, then reorganised the 'nursery corner' after replanting hardy geraniums. Clearing up the debris, sweeping round, bagged twiggy bits for composting - phew! 

So good to be out in the fresh air 

Planning to relax and watch 'Causal Vacancy' on bbc one. Perfect end to the day.  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:48

Good morning   such a lot to catch up on, everyone very busy in spite of the vagaries of the weather. Still too wet to do much on my plot, but peeked under the coverings and the soil looks good! Preparing to set seeds at the end of the month so  cleaning trays and other containters.

Must sort out a garden border before then, replanting divided perennials. As its dry and mild a good day to do it.

Talking compost; I have horse manure rotting down in bags. Put some on turned beds last October when first had the plot and it is 'weathering' nicely!

Enjoy your day everyone 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:36

Good morning Marion  , mild here too with 'white cloud'.  Having widened a border intend to check for weeds, fork in some compost and plant up  perannials divided last autumn. Snowdrops to divide now, crocus coming through and the greening of muscari looking good. Love their rich blue flowers.

Your garden shows beautiful colour, such a pretty edging to the primulas (primroses?). 

Right, time to make a start, out with the kneeling pad...

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 04:59

Thanks star gaze lily   always suprised when they turn out to be in focus using the tablet  as it's usually a quick 'point and click! (haven't got round to checking all the techy features)

granma  no worries. There are a lot of us busy/bizzie people about, it can get confusing.

Have you ever managed to take a photo of a frosted spiders web? I haven't, but know they can look stunning.

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