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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.

Allotment diary.

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

Allotment diary.

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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Posted: 16/11/2017 at 17:38

The greenhouses are slowly coming together, thanks to my parents. I haven't been down for a few weeks but my parents have been putting me to shame.

I am currently behind on my garden pots, so I'm concentrating on taking out all my summer plants and putting in spring bulbs.

I will get back to it next week before work. Hopefully I can work 3 hours a day before work constructing the greenhouses and marking out the pathways. The forecast seems mild for next week 

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Posted: 27/10/2017 at 19:39

I do have a plan in mind. I am going to erect the greenhouses without glass and then place where I think is ideal. I will then mark out areas for path and borders and can see then from a logistical and orientational point of view which is best.

Then over the winter I will write down what seeds I have got(as I have been given so many)and plan my sowing calendar for next year with another plan on what will go where. I will trial the three sisters and inter cropping. I will then write down my results for experience.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 07:41

I am going to put up bird feeders as I love listening to bird song whilst I am outdoors. But then I have concerns that I will be encouraging the wrong birds into my allotment or worse,rodents.

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Posted: 26/10/2017 at 05:19

Wow! I hope my plot looks as good as both of yours.

I am going to start to build the greenhouses soon and see where they look good. I will mark everything out with pegs and twine then put my paths and greenhouse bases down. I have got lots of paving slabs to law down,so my muscles will be bulging when I am finished!

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Posted: 25/10/2017 at 13:08

All the turf is up now. Just trying to level it off as it is all over the place. As I go along I am taking out more roots and plenty of stones. It is very time consuming.

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Posted: 19/10/2017 at 22:39

I am not finding it a chore. I actually look forward to going down there and everyday during my break in work I am reading fruit and veg books.

I do want it done as quickly as possible though, can't imagine erecting greenhouses in the cold is fun.But I have my garden to attend to as well so I should try and relax about it.

I will try to post more photos but my phone won't let me.

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