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Latest posts by Gardengirl..

Nesting boxes

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:24

Joyce that is amazing bird not gone near my nest box yet need to clean them spider done in though

got a new one to put up nearer the house, made by my local nature reserve


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:11

Hello all, nice and sunny today must go feed the birds

Pain here wind keeps making the boiler flame go off so not really any hot water or much heat as we keep having to put the thing back on constantly

KEF arm not too bad think my leg is a bit sore from jumping on and off my table to wash the window, looks good in the sun today so when I sow seeds they should have enough light  

Bekkie know what you mean about dangerous house cleaning few year back I tidied a few trays and one of those silver thing tray with spikes that chicken sit on, on top of the oven with high grill right at top later I moved the grill pan and damn thing fell off I tried to get out the way but it was supper fast and walloped my left foot really bad agony bruised, later on got an x ray as was still painful damaged my ligament and still plays up in winter when really cold     

I get to go and get my potatoes today there will be so many to choose from

work in progress

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 11:53

Good to grow squash underneath the sweetcorn

Are you going to make anything out of pallets?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 11:34

Zoomer44 just looked up the rules from the our council website

You must cultivate at least 50% of your plot (by this we mean preparing the ground, planting, growing and harvesting crops/flowers) and the remainder must be cut down and free from weeds (the area must look maintained). From the start of your tenancy agreement you have a two month period in which enforcement for non cultivation is not applicable

So I will get two months less time


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:41

Thanks KEF for missing me just caught up on all today been around a little mainly on the allotment thread I am 8th on the list now  

Bekkie - was the inside mainly but leaning out the window trying to wash the outside and around the frame lost sponge at one point dad had to fetch it for me, much cleaner now even if I got a few cuts and bashed arm   

need a window cleaner to do the outside properly as need a long ladder to get to the window but half done  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 22:16

Cleaned my room window ready for seed sowing not quite gardening but getting ready for it

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 22:12

Fruitcake I remember you saying something about the lady in flip flops that could be good if you get the plot then you would not have to go far for tools

but would also be good if she made the effort and tried but may be she is one of the ones on the waiting list that gets a plot and then ends up giving up so quick 

Is there a three months time scale for turning it into a workable plot?

Roy well done that you finished digging and getting somewhere  


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 22:00

Hello all,

Been a day of cleaning my window in my bedroom took a while needed a good clean - getting ready for seed sowing

Beaus Mum good luck with the move

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 16:35

My large peach tree came from Lidl

That sounds good fruitcake are they going to your allotment?

Roy that is good glad you are keeping your plot - peas are good I sowed mine in large row trays about begin of April last year and they did really well, Runner beans are good to grow - I am getting new seeds of those on the weekend they do them cheap for a lot at the Hampshire potato day   

GWRS I will keep in touch with the council even just to find out if I have moved on the list

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:14

Thanks for the thread Zoomer44 lucky I kept coming back on to check on how it was going and others have joined

GWRS I have grown them same as peas just pick them when flat

I have a reply from the council and I am 8th on the list, so may well be a few months yet, I can contact them in a couple of months to see how far I am up the waiting list

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