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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:31

Stagbeetle that sound brill nice of others to help - enjoy your time at the allotment

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:54

GWRS thanks having a break for a few days from the allotment plot as need rest arms need it and to sort out other bits and bits in the garden

Like your newbie to your plot and your flags

but will be planning the plot

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:52

I pricked out my verbena B yesterday think about 40 seedlings some bigger and some really small - think the seeds were free from Garden News Mag last year Mr Fothergills, shame about yours   

Got 2 Larkspur seedlings that germinated think only the ones that went in the freezer have done anything

I only have one sweetcorn germinated checked out the other seeds they were squashy and little maggoty things in them have a few seeds left think it will be a case of putting them on wet kitchen towel to start with see if anything happens  can't have one

Ginagibbs keep a watch out on their plot, good the crops are getting watered in very wet here

Council strimmers were going around yesterday doing the edges of the site and road edges - would of been nice to have my plot done would of been so fast

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:14

Thinking of start planning this week

Roughly want 4 large veg beds and 6 smaller beds for cut flowers, thinking maybe fruit down the sides - shed where brambles are cleared in middle ish and nearer next doors small shed a seating area

Ginagibbs have you got any Verbena B growing from seed? 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:39

Busy-Lizzie that sweet pea beautiful, great lay out of cut flower patch, what you growing? 

here is my sweet pea

then cut and indoors

smells really nice so powerful fragrance from one flower head

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 20:44

Here is a few pic of the plot my plot number 179

 Dug 8 and a half metres so far, and cleared the bit behind to keep the brambles away from us

The tools used

We dug another half a metre today, came home and cut the grass that was knackering on my muscles, me showered  that feels like it has helped my muscles

enjoy the pics 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 20:17

Fidgetbones mine were Autumn sown for the first time the spring sown ones still to be planted soon

great about vases sound really nice

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 18:49

Well I have cut my first sweet pea from my cutting patch so smells great now in a little jam jar vase in side to enjoy

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 10:19

Ginagibbs hoping to go to the plot soon today - so will get some more pictures and put them up as picture thing looks like I will be able now to upload them - Ginagibbs are the Chinese people thinking about what you said?

Arms are in pain but want to get some digging done today

GWRS like the jam jar idea - I normally try to use nematodes on the slugs cost a bit but does help - won't be doing that on the allotment plot just the garden 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:59

Hello Stagbeetle, I did rub a dock leaf on it quick feels ok now - think I want to get one of those slug bell things like a little mushroom, depends if you want to use weed killer, I am trying not to so far, if you can keep the areas trimmed down for now then get to them later  

The weather is not making up it mind at min

Think I found some artichokes on the plot little shoots that look like sunflowers and potatoes growing on the plot   

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