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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:33

Back from the gc Hillier's got small plants of cauliflower and broccoli.   

They had a few other plants leaks and beetroot, cabbage and a few thing more what every you like 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:22

Hello all

Very sad news Woody the Hillier's Romsey is no more it is closed gates shut no sign no more, half the building has been all took down and entrance tent all took away - it all looks a mess now  - the whole place must have been gone for a while by the look of it, so sad - I feel that one was the best Hillier GC nice and relaxing small but with really knowledgeable people and inspiring and great talks there.

Had to go to the Botley one, that one does not inspirer me really - came away with what I wanted 6 bags of multi purpose compost few veg plants cauliflower and broccoli will grow them try and see if I like them and a Michaelmas daisy white pretty one

Will plant out tomorrow been spitting a bit today afternoon, I manage to sow green manure on one veg bed and shredded one bag garden waste of twigs plant stalks seed heads as well, got coated with fluff cause of wind had a tidy up then went to the gc

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 13:29

I want a flower patch to attract the bees, do think of it as an extension of my garden but just don't want lots of tree in the veg patch like I have here  

Paths think either grass or weed matting and bark chippings


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:08

Hello all

So sunny here today and really warm

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:05

Salino - good luck speaking to the council today and hope you are successful

Where about are you?

Fruitcake that is a good idea planting winter veg think they could have lettuce too, going to GC today I will check what I can get for veg bed at home

Enjoy your planting today at the allotment 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:35

Salino is that your space or are you hoping to get that bit of space - is there no waiting list


Think when you get a new project like an allotment you do over do it a bit to start with it is the excitement of it all so you do end up with aching muscles  

Zoomer like that - lazy allotmenteer,    When I get a plot after a bit of hard graft I want a seating area so I can enjoy the allotment I know I don't stop and look at the garden enough here which I should really  


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:09

We get bindweed Woody damn stuff

InExcess does do nice plants and nice looking around - need to go back there some when as need more wood for a few things

Hillier's tomorrow as I want their muiti purpose compost for the pallet project and lots for my nursery bed,  want it to be a dry day so I can be nosy at the plants

Try some dogwood for the hot border good for winter colour

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:33

Hello Salino

I have not got a plot yet but would say get a strimmer or sheers to cut the grass down then try and start digging over areas bit by bit when you have dug over a area cover with weed matting or lots of cardboard anything to stop any weeds coming up

If you clear an area there is also green manure's that can be sown on the soil to add organic matter - which you dig into the soil spring time,  should help keep weeds away


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:00

That is lucky with the shed - have you got different garden tools for at home to the allotment?

I have a walk in gh one of those large plastic ones from B&Q it is great - have you seen my pallet thread I made a potting bench for my gh from about 2 pallets

I hope I get a plot like that private so I don't get disturbed to much, easy distracted me, and don't want a plot with no shelter 

This plot pic below won the best allotment award in the show on the 16th Aug, quite neat - the people in the shop when we asked which plot said it's a man's plot with straight line regimental

Are you planning on having a flower patch like for cut flower?   me so nosy 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 17:20

Hello all

not done much of gardening other than waiting for the rain to stop then walk around checking out the garden and watering plants in gh

BH = bank holiday I think

Going to GC tomorrow - Woody the Romsey Hilliers one for compost need loads will be nosing at the plants too

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