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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

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 17:15

Ginagibbs that looks a great plot nice and enclosed not too close to houses.

Is that your shed at the end?

Like the walk to the loo pretty blue flowers on their plot they have done the plot like a garden

There is a loo on the site I have applied for

Are you going to have a seating area?


at anyone's sites do they hire machinery out for you to use to help like a strimmer


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:04

OL, SGL, and BM - all now have a piece of apple pie.  It is yummy.  Enjoy.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:57

That's some for you then Lesley enjoy

We did not plant the tree been there for years I guess apples were quite high up and brambles in front -  we have not got around to clearing that bit - and if the train stops the passengers have to walk the other way up the slope - so I think it's OK

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:30

GWRS that does sound like a big plot good value for what you were saying in post above.  

Any pics yet anyone?


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:14

Right took a bit of time to make apple pie - did not want to make the pastry so mum brought some had to wait hours for it to defrost

From apples from the station

To apple pie just done out of the oven

and some leaf biscuits

anyone want any?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:07

That's good Angle that the plots get measured, maybe they are smaller, did look and see a sign that said12 on one plot and 12A for one so maybe at one point they got halved then the plot would of been much bigger 

Do you have a gh on your plot, shed or somewhere to shelter if it gets really wet?  

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