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Allotment diary.

Posted: 11/02/2018 at 10:48

I am struggling to post photos on the mobile site. Anyone else finding it difficult?

I have been wanting to show a picture of a new Zealand flat worm and all the manure I shifted

Allotment diary.

Posted: 01/02/2018 at 20:24

I think I have new Zealand flatworms too. I can't load another picture currently but it looks like some alien creature

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Posted: 01/02/2018 at 20:18

All of the above gwrs. My dad is filling in the gaps on the flags whilst I am putting in the glass. Just discovered numerous pieces have been broken and that I am unsure of what glass goes on which greenhouse!? I am sure it will all be ok. What ever I am short of I will buy. There is a few places nearby just need to check prices.

So in total I will have 3 greenhouses up.

I will phone up a farm tomorrow to enquire about manure and I will try and get some cardboard from Aldi to lay down on most of the soil due to the amount of nettles and ivy that had to be pulled up.

I am also trying to get hold of some old scaffolding boards. It is all go but i am enjoying it. Sometimes I wish I had more time but i am not panicking yet. It is still winter.

Tesco trees. 2 for £10. Good offer or not?

Posted: 20/01/2018 at 11:45

Just seen Apple and pear trees in Tesco at £10 for two. Is this good value? They are about 5 feet tall. Not sure of the root stock

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Posted: 18/01/2018 at 18:29

It is all go. I am taking a day (yes, in this horrible weather) to kick the backside out of it and make some progress.

I am currently on my break at work writing down notes for a journal. This will hopefully be my bible and guidance through my first year 

Allotment diary.

Posted: 18/01/2018 at 18:27

Hope you have all had a great Christmas. I have finally got back to the allotment after a few weeks and I am getting stuck in.

The small greenhouse is bolted into position and ready to go. Now I am laying the rest of the flags down for the other greenhouses.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 13:36

GWRS your greenhouse looks prepared for winter. Do you store some tender plants in there?

I will be putting down sand as well to level it off. It has been tricky trying to level the soil in the state it was in.

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Posted: 29/11/2017 at 19:43

I am starting to put weed membrane down for the slabs to go on top of. This is so the greenhouses don't get weeds coming up. Then I will put ready mix cement in the joints

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Posted: 22/11/2017 at 23:22

I am good thank you GWRS. Not been down as often as I would have liked but this is where I am at now.

Marked everything out. Put greenhouses in final position, now need to put slabs down. Or rotorvate. Either way it is slowly coming together.

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Posted: 16/11/2017 at 20:54

Concrete slabs. Then I will bolt them to it when they 're all level. 

My parents are enjoying being active now that they have retired. The days are flying by more quickly for them apparently

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