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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 16:12

Hello all

I got the letter from the council yesterday a allotment plot is available - Exciting

We collected the key which was £5 deposit as needed that to look around,  you don't get shown around the site to the plot so we had to use the map provide which was not very clear and finally found the plot the which was a different way around to the map    

Took my camera so here are some pics

The plot is very brambly and extremely uneven ground, bit by bit the whole site would have to be cleared and levelled off also lots of mess to clear as well, there have been break-in's near by as notes on peoples sheds.

There is a foot path at the end of the plot and a sports field next to the plot on the right so can be a bit windy

I am unsure whether to take the plot or not -  need others opinion please

The plot is 8.5 rods big I have marked it out with the yellow line

Yay! I have an allotment, but has been badly neglected.,,Help!:(

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 13:39

Got any pictures?


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 11:25

Hello all

Nice sunny here if this weather keeps up I will have to get to my wood painting

Yesterday was green house shuffle time and more flower seed sowing later on

Saturday spent a long time trying to sort out fence holes removing bits of trees, helping dad with re putting in a fence post as other one snapped with all the winter storms and the wood in the hole would not shift - well sawing bits hammering and whacking with a fence spade

So my aches got rested a bit yesterday hands and arms   

maybe those gardeners with pain will have those heat packs so you don't notices there bent in pain so much

DD nice lots of plants looks like a phlox in that box as well as what Chicky said


Posted: 06/04/2015 at 17:20

Yes Dove still Easter time

Matty2 lovely pics of plants


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 18:11

At station garden clematis armandii, daffs, grape hyacinths blue, hyacinths, anemone, dandelions lots, I red and yellow tulip, tulips cream, quince lots of red flowers, forgot me nots, wallflowers, primula, violas, euphorbia, cyclamen, gorse, hebe Lisa, saxifrage     

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 17:46

Fruitcake sound like chicken watching enjoyable

Where there lots of others up the allotments?


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:00

I was amazed about the amount of flowers out more than I thought,  I ended up seeing things that you not quite noticed before like the forget me nots and tulip only opened today and I also saw a ladybird lots of bees and hover flies  


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 13:26

Here's my count

Violas lots, Daffs tete-a-tete and big daffs, snowflakes, primrose, primula lots of colours, camellia, forget me nots, 2 peach trees, Mimosa, Hebe Trudy first year it has flowered, pansy, dandelion, iberis, cyclamen, celandine, radish in flower, Bellis, grape Hyacinth white and blue, forsythia, flowering currant, violet and euphorbia martini and rainbow one    

Here is some pictures  

2 orange tulips

chionodoxa flowers new this year to the garden

Hyacinth pink smell amazing right near front door, lots of other colours as well yellow, purple, blue around garden

Wallflower orange/ red,  also yellow out and Erysimum Bowles mauve


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 11:18

Hello all

Thought it would be nice if we went around counting the flowers out in your gardens - the different types like violas and numbers say a tulip

This is where you get a chance to see what is in flower, look around and appreciate them all 

You can upload pics if want



Posted: 03/04/2015 at 22:33

Do you have a hammer and crow bar they do well to take pallets apart or if not a large brick stone with the pallet slightly raised on a brick to whack and bounce the wood up  

Tips Wear gloves - if you have any ear defenders or cotton wool,  ear plugs to help with noise and goggles for eyes   

With the cold frame figure out on a flat surface how much of a slope you would like lean the lid on something and measure height to the flat surface at the highest bit then measure length along front bottom of and width of side

Then add how deep you would like the coldframe box at the bottom  

This one explains a bit

Liner in planter works well

I use nails and hammer on most of the things but screws as well don't bother with glue really

Helps watching lots of youtube videos

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