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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 18:07

Fruitcake - Yes going to the allotment counts - I went there too to check that nothing had blown away and to see if any purple sprouting was sprouting (no luck there) too early.  Itching to get going on gardening now.  Took kitchen waste to the house compost bin and found something has been inside as black compost coming out of the holes at the base and a huge pile of soil erupted by the side of it.  Could be the mole back again who burrowed up inside the compost to eat the worms.  Too cold to investigate and can't do anything about it anyway.  

Back to reading my Carol Klein 'Year in a Cottage Garden' which I bought off eBay. 

Today's lunch!

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 18:50

I purchased the same food block from Wilko today so looking forward to hanging it up tomorrow - going to be cold so hopefully the birds will like the fat. 

Wilko Perennials

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 19:37

Bilje - I got my seed potatoes last week from Wilkinsons and they were selling very quickly.

Wilko Perennials

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:56

I always buy my seed potato and onion sets from them and had excellent results.  The trick is to pounce early and purchase before the heat of the shop gets to them.   Don't know about perennials but I would probably not buy.

Strawberries

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 16:03

Did they send you any instructions/guidance?

I would pot them up in flower pots, give them a drink, and if possible put in cool greenhouse/conservatory/mini greenhouse until the weather warms up a bit.  Established ones overwinter quite happily but these have probably been in a greenhouse/poly tunnel before being despatched.

Bad news for garden birds

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 14:37

Very interesting Alan and worth a read,

Today's lunch!

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 17:18

Great picture.

Is that your own mixture he is eating?

Presenter

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 13:43

Oh Topbird - that is such a brilliant idea, but I fear it would not come to pass.

Beachgrove is the closest with the lovely presenters Jim? and Carol just like a kindly Uncle and Aunt. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 11:01

Thanks GWRS - my walk in frame is an Agriframe and was donated by my Dad - they are very very expensive so I was hoping to go down the cheaper route as this framework will be more temporary.

Thanks Edd - after seeing your idea I have just remembered that I have some old blue firm plastic water pipe stored at the side of the house so maybe I can utilize this with your above mentioned joints.  Make do and mend

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:16

I have a walk in fruit frame for my soft fruit on the allotment but have increased the number of strawberry plants and now have an overflow on the soil just outside the frame.  Does anyone know where I can buy plastic covered metal poles and plastic joints to construct a temporary low level frame for these strawberries.  I have got plenty of netting but just need the framework to drape it over.  I have tried canes in the past but do not have success with my construction skills.

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