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Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:45

Hello all

Thanks Lesley K for wishes and Beaus Mum

I am back had a look around Sholing station with main man and he said it all was looking good really likes the train planter said lots people were talking about it even South West Trains

Pointed out all bits that needed sorting wobbly step on passenger bridge, glass in shelters still no go and the water butt he is looking into getting us another but a bit worried it will get stolen -suggest the tank in ground but not possible for that,  but he did say if we built a cupboard around it with a padlock that may well be OK, so will have to do that to get another water butt  

Went on trip to look around Woolston station garden with him and the two volunteers were there sorting out planting,  collected the hanging basket for us to do for winter bedding later on - had a look at the train bridge that goes over the road as it got replaced last weekend nice lot of new stones you can see and the trains have to go slow along the track and over the bridge

Found two pallets down at Woolston leaning against gate so dad will go pick them up later as need to put all the seats down in the car to put them in,  that will help build the cupboard for the water butt   

Told main man that it is nearly a year since we adopted the stations - Woolston and Sholing he was shocked it was nearly that time all ready   

We are allowed an area at Sholing for our own notice board which is good for passengers comments via email

We got to look around the old waiting room at Woolston, still got all wooden panels and where they would sell tickets - if they can get it from the man renting the room upstairs which is possible they need to think of what they can do

what would you have in an old waiting room area?  I said cake place but they think there are already some around  

Enjoy your trip Woody  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:48

Mel M where are you from?

That's a cheek Ginagibbs they should let you pay half the price of a full plot, - thought they would measure how many metres on the plot and calculate it that way

GWRS Have I made you interested in the Cape Gooseberries look good don't they


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 20:32

Verdun good one

Been to the station late night but have street/station lights planted out a few more plants ready for inspection tomorrow morning for main man to come

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:42

Mine had that too but so did so many other plants think it could of been the weather for it

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:39

What do they taste like Philippa smith2  orange like

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:23

Tootles nice to treat yourself to cake when you go the gc

David K your sweet peas looked fab for planting out in March - another Q when you plant out your sweet peas do you add multi purpose compost to the area?

Thanks for the info growing just for cut flowers, cold frame all as bits of wood at min, will get there and I will put the sweet peas out in it to germinate   


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:14

Enjoy the Malvern Autumn Show you may well see Woody he goes to that show

Managed to get 5 tier plastic green house no 2 all washed up took apart cleaned and packed away in a box with the other 5 tier gh - the walk in gh is staying up for now

So the space all cleared and now the pallet table thing (found in the skip) in the space, there is so many self seeded plantlet where the table was

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:01

Zoomer44  just another thought you could have some daffs coming up in you grass under the fruit trees

Well the cape gooseberry is going to be my new thing to grow for next year hope they taste nice will wait an see for that


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 11:08

Hello all

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 11:01

Ginagibbs that sounds good nice to have a small pond even something to watch keep an eye on them all and keep the slugs down

Sound like it is digging time for some of you

Zoomer I would say sounds as if the raspberry's are autumn fruiting - I make sure I prune them all down about February time, as they fruit on the same years growth

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