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Ids please (revisited!)

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 23:23

Oh thank you Phillipa   I'm always asked and feel foolish as I didn't  know.  Going to make a label!

Just checked the images and can see how good larger clumps look. Mine suffered from that late frost, has brown edged leaves, cut of the worst and it's recovering.



New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:27

Manure, manure, manure is definately the way, acts like a hot bed. I've dug manure in to start but should have done more. I'm learning  .

My plan is a no-dig allotment so have two 'serious' composting bins on the go for next year and a load of well rotted stuff  on order for this autumn/winter.


Just back from watering and strimming, checked my goosberries they are pink(!) but bitter and the inherited red and black currants aren't ready.  

Success with my Mangetout peas,'Shiraz', small purple pods forming from beautiful flowers  

Ids please (revisited!)

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 08:01

If it's growing upright like this

pointed leaves, strong stem, the flowerhead grew as shown covered in tiny blue flowers - 

I don't know what it's called either   but lovely  to look at.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 22:37

Your selection of plants will be all the more special Marion  .

I'm admiring the fresh white of those flowers, a perfect foil for the jewel brightness of the ganazia and roses - beautiful blooms   

Rained today - hurray! and forcast for Sunday too, water butt filling  nicely thank goodness.

This caught my eye yesterday, not often I manage to get so many plants flowering together


having divided so many last year it was hobsons choice as to where they could be replanted  was worth it!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 06:46


Gina, yes it is a joy isn't it   having a look around here there are so many different ideas for the plots. I think the ones with more ground than grass are feeding their families, others have small raised beds kitchen garden style, then those swamped with flowers! All lovely   

Pleased you have met your neighbour, good to get to know people. Any photos of your shed?  these seem to be the type here


Still raining, water butt filling nicely and the garden plants looking fresher, birds doing bird things -   have a lovely day






New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 06:01

 No dig is my ultimate plan Zoomer hence those boards in readiness. Need some more but can see how it will look.

I'm lucky that the plot is flat although very wet in the winter, the lane between plots prone to 'slow drainage' with severe flooding at the end. Several plots there evacuated as too wet

my plot is just by that puddle! 

I'm thinking of wood chips on the one main path and side smaller ones going off for this winter with grass/clover on fenced edges (saw bees on parts which have clover) Hard standing at the back ready for a shed. 

Would it be an idea to have a terraced part on the sloped end with a shallow, longer step onto it?

It's raining, hurray!! 

Enjoy the day  

Alan's new series

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 19:37


Alan's new series

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 19:14

   ... the donuts give you away   



Alan's new series

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 19:09

    .....  of course you are Verdun.....     

Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 11:02

Same here holly hock. Now I use the 'What to do links' and read   other threads as necessary.So many experiences, recomme ndations and discussions - very helpful. And, ofcourse, good old gardening books.

Take your point Amy Kelly, but it is a gardening magazine. 

Have to laugh at some 'ad choices' I've been getting on here. Because I check on all types of plants et cetera a catalogue ad linked me to clothes described as  'floral', 'roses', 'blue', and so on which , I read, best suits my browsing habits!     

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