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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:17

Any one any pics yet?

I got my space cleared at home in the veg bed for my winter veg I brought a while back cauliflower and kale, I know they sat in there pots from the gc for a while

any of you grown cape gooseberry I might give them a go next year

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:13

BizzieB come join us on the other thread and share some photos of your allotment

Forester2  I have Mr Fothergill's seed catalogue and so many good flowers for growing as cut flowers some tall ageratum they look good so you get fluffy cut flowers and so many more goodies  


Posted: 18/09/2014 at 10:56

Hello all

Big thunder here and raining a bit, really wanted to plant up my containers but scary out and wet

Tuesday was a mas of placing and planting at the station garden think some bit were difficult to plant lots of stones think I was stone mining

Yesterday was a trip to Hillier GC to a talk on bulbs we had Andy McIndoe -

he says to plant bulbs in containers for one season then plant in garden or compost them because if the foliage disappears to quick the bulbs don't get the goodness from the leave to feed the bulbs for the next year that is why they don't look as good

he also planted up a pot with lots of tulips for late season of colour in black and white and lots of bulbs as a large pot and pretty pale lemon colour wallflower dwarf sugar rush and violas and a few more pots - for impact lots of the same bulbs

I brought bright yellow sugar rush wallflower, some white muscari- grape hyacinth - white magic and some hyacinth bulbs yellow for garden and pots

Woody will add picture soon and my pics

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:52

thought of another one to grow Antirrhinum there are so many colours to chose from and would look good in a vase


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:33

Hello all

Dove did you ever figure out what the climbing plant that was going all over your garden is?  did you get any veg off it?

planning of plants today

sun out and a bit grey sky


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:29

not ordered the allium bulbs yet will have to do that some when

was there some nice stars outside?


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:06

Where have you all gone very quiet on here

Me waiting for under the dome to be on TV

have you all joined Star gaze lily in star gazing

Unidentified little tree??

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:58

looks like an Acer to me


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:46

Hello all

Had a busy day clearing as many weeds from station garden (weed-a-thon) and cutting grass down in top area of garden with long armed sheers they are a muscle building tool, the compost bin is now overflowing 

So much of the garden cleared and lots of space for the new plants we brought to be planted. Some bits cut done and put into the garden waste bin - the garden looks so different now to what it did at the begin of the day

Fairygirl like your pics

DD you go for it tackle the garden tame it make it yours


Quote from Woody

Here is progress to date. Had to dig out a thick mat of viburnum roots, but glad I did. Best for the long term. Added MPC with JI to beef up the soil and tried to position the stumps to make it seem they are still growing out of the ground. Now for the grasses.

Well done Woody it looks great

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:53

I had mine done last year 10 year booster for the first time,  they could not find any in my notes not sure the ones I had as a kid was all completed. wanted to make sure I have it as garden a lot and get lots of cuts 

was so worried about the injection that was nothing small prick thought has she done it, but the after pain for a good week to two really hurt 

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