London (change)
Mon 10°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 8°C / 6°C


Latest posts by BizzieB

1 to 10 of 798

Mystery allotment plant

Posted: Yesterday at 22:41

 Hello alieninhull  G ood luck ! 

You're welcome to join us on the allotment thread started by zoomer44 (new allotment o.m.g!) good  support and advice, and photos.


It would be good to know how things are in your part of the country 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:07

So pleased for you Mitch78   lucky you to have such a  good site. Let the planning begin!!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 19:15

Fruitcake , looking forward to your allotment video  

and thank you for those links Gardengirl, always good to have reminders  

Damp and drizzly today, checked the allotment but very wet.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 19:11

Wow Roy!   you have worked hard on your plot. Like the neat beds and those paths are looking good too.  

 Did you dig under the black covering or manure and cover? (  orgot if you've said before) Great photos!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:57

 Gardengirl we posted together there  thanks for your kind comment. I do seem to have more ideas than the right conditions to get going.

I read the first few pages again and realise that Zoomer et al started their allotments in August. Inspiring to see what has been done 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:47

 Hi, Mitch78, Sorry

 to hear about your Dad: a difficult time for you.

Welcome  to this very supportive and positive thread with good advice from everyone.

I took on an allotment last October and found reading the posts on here helped to get my thinking straightened out. Not so much 'O.M.G I've  got an allotment' as 'O.M.Goodness- it's working out ok!' 

 Good luck for tomorrow, it's exciting to actually have the keys. This is it!!!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 15:00

It is frustrating Woo2, especially when you're working.                I'm itching to dig away at some paths between the beds but it's so very messy and wet. Could be worse I suppose, watching bbc iplayer where a couple were landscaping a garden in the torrential rains of last year as they had a deadline to complete. Patience...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 14:51

Roy, I'll be putting up the growhouse in February too.

Trying to find a good spot in the garden, sheltered and sunny! As the side fencing will need replacing it will have to be  east facing  but will be snug against a sheltered corner by the house -  sigh, and probably move it in late spring to the other side of the garden.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 23:26

Thank you Marion   will look  at those gooseberry cordons  Web sites.

Fruitcake, keep in touch on this  I read, Bob Flowerdew, that gooseberries prefer wood ashes and can be trained as you would an apple or pear espalier. Keeps the plant 'open' to air flow and helps with mildew problems. Hmm, mine have been pruned to be  an open bush so would need to look for a 'leader' stem. Will check it out and examine the bushes.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 10:10

Good morning  brilliant sunshine after a frost-misted start, temp just reaching 0° . Cold out there! 

Reading about gooseberries as thinking to train them as  a cordon before I winter prune the bushes.  The reasoning being easier to pick . Has anyone had experience of this method? 

Enjoy the day 


1 to 10 of 798

Discussions started by BizzieB

BizzieB has not started any discussions