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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.

Last edited: 04 October 2017 20:26:40

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?

Growing veg from supermarket

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 10:43

I am just wondering if anyone has success with growing stuff on from the veg section.

For example chitting potatoes, planting garlic using seed from various things?

I am thinking of planting up some garlic that is in my cupboard.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 19:39

Everything has been burned or taken to the tip. Next step is to lift the turf and get rid of the worst of the nettles.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 18:29

Making good progress.

I enjoyed it earlier in the week when somebody living opposite decided to add to our pile of rubbish (cheeky beggars). They were hanging basket plants. These included begonias,fuschias and pelagoniums.

Thank you. I can save them for next year  obviously too lazy to put into their own bin!

Allotment diary.

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 22:47

I have no idea what this beautiful caterpillar will turn into. 

Progress is being made. Lots of ideas thought of,but hard work first. The site is looking better. A lot of stuff has been cleared. Many trips to the tip are being made but on the plus we have lots of firewood for my sister

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