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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:12

Alys Fowler did it on GW TV show one time,  found a link you can watch an understand better

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 19:54

Hello and welcome Roy what sort of things are you wanting to grow? 

Try and see if you can get any well rotted horse manure for your plot that will help improve the soil where needed, well sounds as though you are making a good start getting rid of the weeds, where about are you? 

I was reading this interesting 

and been watching more of Katie's allotment    

Ginagibbs good one yes those sunflowers are brill keeping all the slug away (not they get eaten to quick before they get good tuff stems and roots) 

The way I like to grow these is in tins that had food in the ring pull type, then use the tin opener to open the bottom and keep that bit in the tin - needs to lean on the bit that had the ring pull lid and gives you drainage and when ready to plant out push the bottom of the tin straight up and your plant pops out  - if you get that

GWRS great you got to spend the day up the allotment and what a harvest you have

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:57

Roy come join us on

I also have an area that I need to re design

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:06

Woo2 have you the Sutton catalogue in the small red booklet inspiring gift, I like the small iron greenhouse and the indoor allotment planters  

Think you will have good space in your garden in the area you are preparing for your cut flowers

I have looked though the catalogues and have spotted some nice looking flowers in them - so will be making a list but not too big if not it will be expensive and I have quite a few flower seeds to grow any way ,  it's the year of the sunflower next year for Suttons so I need to try grow them well and keep the slugs away  

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 14:54

What have I got left to do in the garden quite a bit make a cold frame, still a few bulbs to plant, scarify the grass, put up screens, bit of sorting front garden and putting up a small fence out of pallets, putting away my plastic greenhouse and a good lot of tidying up to do, few things will need to be done in spring re make my raised bed as falling apart and adding compost

Then I have the station garden to think about lots of bulbs to plant out quite a few plants as well   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 14:31

Woo2 that is horrible only thing to keep checking them and make sure they are ok, greenhouse sounds good and nice to have ideas down on paper, are you going to grow cut flowers, I remember you grow a few veg

Fruitcake have you checked out Gumtree recently   that one looks good

Zoomer thanks think you need a door on that shed have a nose in skips like others are doing you may find something to make a door with

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 18:56

Sounds as though you have a good choice of tools in your sheds

Someone on another forum said you have to be careful what tools you keep in your shed in case others steal your stuff, I will have to ask when I get a plot if they have had a break ins and thefts there

Got my Suttons Catalogue today me going off with a cup of tea and a nosy at the catalogues


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 18:51

Night Dove me feeling sleepy and headachy dinner not had yet soup for me nicely made by Heinz me off for cup tea now 


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 18:22

Hello all

Been mild out today was spitting a few times, went bulb planting got most of the tulips done only 3 left for a pot - had to cut and clear a few bits first one hebe needed cutting back and I ended up making them into cuttings in little plant pots 

Got some alliums planted too, put wallflower on top of the areas where the bulbs were planted, I also planted out lots of wallflower in a border in the front garden and mulched with soil enricher

So that is most of the bulbs planted still a lot of bulbs to plant at the station yet   

Feels a bit like spring lots of bulbs starting to pop up even spotted a tulip tip 

Was thinking you would be over here now Busy-Lizzie  are you staying in Brighton

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:38

Hello Edd, do you have a plot?  can't have you on my plot when I get it you live too far away - but good one to what you have put

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