Latest posts by cotty1000

Allotment diary.

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 20:22

Making good progress. Nearly all of the turf has been lifted.

I have been a bit distracted though with potting up 40 strawberry plants that I got from d t browns, which were on offer in the latest gardeners world magazine.

Can't wait to lift the last of the turf up as I am getting bitten by all the red ants that occupy the land.

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 21:35

What colour Lyn as there are some wonderful ones?

Any of my seeds interest you?

Allotment diary.

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 21:31

You are right. Gardeners are so helpful and thoughtful and it is such an amazing past time that you just want to share it with everyone.

I have got lots of books but there will be lots more of collective years of experience on here.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 20:41

It is going well so far GWRS, but i feel like I could have done a bit more.

My parents have been brilliant. They have just retired and they are enjoying going down there with the dog and chopping things down and going to the tip as it is keeping them active.

But I work shifts and sometimes 7 days a week. I have got two gorgeous girls (6&10),and two miniature schnauzers and a disabled wife, so getting the time to go down is difficult. It will get better as I am gradually changing my lifestyle and will do at least 3 hours before work this week. 

I am really excited about it and I think my enthusiasm has caught on to a few people. My wife and children want to get involved but it is the wrong time of year and wrong type of work. Sowing and harvesting is more fun than digging and chopping!

I have bought 20 strawberry plants with the recent offer in the magazine so can't wait for them.

I recently went to Wilkinsons and got lots of seed at 75% off! So proud.

I am getting there, gradually. But I will continue to update you all.

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 20:15

Or any weird and obscure vegetables as I have an allotment and will start sowing with my children next year.

I raided Wilkinsons last week with 75% off seed but i am still keen

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 20:08

I love this thread. It has been a while since I have been on it.

I have lots of scabious and lots of rudbeckia seeds in my garden with the odd Echinacea. 

If you would like some let me know. I can post pictures as there are so many types of rudbeckia I have forgotten the names. 

I have fennel too, which is good for beneficial insects.

Not much else really.that makes it feel like my garden is boring.

Has anyone got any nice ornamental grass like rabbits tail(is that what you call it?).

I have some wild carrot too.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 20:25

I am cheating a little bit,this was in August,but i just love the colour combinations.

Is there still a seed swapping thread as I will have lots of scabious and rudbeckia to give away.

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Allotment diary.

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 20:19

I am lucky that on the wall are two water butts joined to the neighbours garages with pipes coming down. They will probably collect one water than if I connected mine to the greenhouse so I will connect to them.

I am hoping for an Indian summer to make it easier on my plans.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 17:31

In the process of lifting the turf now. It is coming up pretty easily due to the nettle roots. It is like pulling up carpet!

A massive ivy on the far wall has been taken down. Next is the sycamore. Still things to take to the tip  

Hopefully the weather will hold in the coming weeks

Growing veg from supermarket

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 20:55

I might buy the garlic in that case.

What do you do with potatoes, do you keep some cool over winter to use next year or buy fresh every year? I am just wondering what the nurseries do for their stock?

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