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New Allotmemt- help with designing needed

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:30

Hi Charlotte - if you want some entertaining reading, but with lots of practical allotment tips sprinkled throughout, I can recommend Kay Sexton's books - Minding my peas and cucumbers, and the allotment diaries.  They inspired me, and made me laugh along the way.  They also have a really good explanation of crop rotation (as opposed to rotovationwhich might help you in future years.  Good luck with it all.


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:31

Really should proof read before hitting that submit button


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 11:37

Morning all

Used to love cross stitch Yvie .... Is yours a Christmas design?  Or is Christmas just a handy deadline?

Got back from hospital yesterday evening, reassured that all is well.  Only 3 and a bit more weeks to get thru til the last op.  Might need to adapt an advent calendar (with chocolates) to get me through.

Much wind overnight here too ....will go and have a wander in a bit to see if anything moved.

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 08:47

So, so sad .....and yes, in our thoughts and prayers


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 08:27

Morning all

Love my iPad mini Pdoc ....perfect for forum viewing. You'll wonder how you ever managed without one

Another adventure with OH yesterday - they rushed him into hospital yesterday afternoon and kept him in overnight (wanted to do a 1am blood test).  It seems all is well and he gets to come home later.  Think my adrenalin levels are now on empty


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 23:07

Truly shocking, and so very, very sad

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 09:09

Have a lovely day Wintersong .....and may all your



Posted: 13/11/2015 at 09:01

Morning Peeps

Sunshine here ....might be its last appearance for a few days.  Think I'd better start planning for an insidey sort of weekend.  Is it too early to be scanning seed catalogues ?? Still have the Chiltern one on my bedside table, and the list of things to try is longer than the windowsill space already

Taxi-ing sort of day and night ahead .....hoping the winds don't hit here too early.


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 22:20


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 15:20

Wonderful Runny ...well worth the wait - its stunning

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