- I live in Cheltenham and have a big garden with mature trees bit too shady at times subject veggie area set to one side and the rest is lawn and beds. I also have an allotment half plot .
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Yesterday at 10:38
Hi all, dog seems on the mend, it hasn't stopped him going for walkies! Thanks for your kind messages.
Zoomer I use pallet braces (or collars) very useful for making raised beds.
Have a good weekend
3 days ago at 10:11
That's a job I've yet to do GWRS all my pruning and woody stuff are lurking behind my polytunnel !
Didn't get to the plot yesterday, one of my dogs got trodden on by the horse, so ended up at the vets
He is ok, its just a cut and he's sporting a bright blue bandage now, mind you it was so cold and windy I don't think I could stand being outside for too long.
15 Jan 2018 10:43
Hi Garden Girl, Plot took about a year to get my plot to its current state, lots of work as I couldn't use a rotivator, we have a problem with horse tail! I hand weeded and dug a small area at a time !
Caroline, you should be so proud of your work so far , I love the hedge either side, it must protect your plot. I have a row of hedging and trees on the north side, it does help!
09 Jan 2018 16:32
Hi fellow plotters,
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Very cold down here in Gloucestershire, snow and storms so apart from the occasional trip to get some parsnips etc not done much on the plot. Our delivery of bark chippings came so got my paths done.
Quite a few people have left the site and there is one whole plot free nearer the gate. Very tempted but I don't want to leave my plot as I have put heart and soul into it. I have contacted our council to ask if the guys next door leave, then to let me know. Desperate for more growing space!!
Onions and garlic are showing now and I still have a lot of cabbages and kale in the ground. Raised beds have lettuce and rocket to harvest still!
Don't think I will be at the plot this week either, mother in laws funeral tomorrow and picking up a new car on Sunday! Missing gardening
27 Nov 2017 15:59
Hi all, hope you are all well. Its ages since I last caught up with this thread. Dark nights and "home stuff" have meant not much time on the plot. I did manage to dig a bean trench for the first time and I'm filling it with kitchen scraps.Beans were very good this summer, so will be interested to see if they are any better with this method.
still harvesting parsnips, rocket, chard and kale. Brussel sprouts are a disappointment though, so tiny!
Well done on your bargain green house TyCerrig. My one at home cost me £50 second hand but about £150 in new glass!! The lady with the plot next to me is making a "Long meadow" path too, quite fancy one myself !
07 Oct 2017 15:12
Might have to do the same with mine Zoomer but I have so little room on my plot.
Got a third place in the general section for the council allotment awards !!
05 Oct 2017 15:31
Get well soon Garden Girl. Hope everyone is well
Spent yesterday tidying up, cutting back , mowing etc first time for ages, seem to be very busy doing other things at the moment.
Off to council award evening tonight, might get a prize, will let you know!!
18 Sep 2017 12:22
Lovely photos Garden Girl!
only got about 6 butternut squashes Scroggin, they either grew really big or not at all! any tips?
14 Sep 2017 12:26
Thanks for the pinterest ideas Garden girl, lots of inspiration there
12 Sep 2017 11:51
Scroggin,,I couldn't risk leaving veg outside our house, we live near a school and I would imagine there would be tomato fights!! lol
I used up 1 kilo of tomato's yesterday by making passata to put in a curry sauce,and 2 kilo's of courgettes making to Kofta's to go with it, yumm!
still picking beans, toms, courgettes. Now have a tree full of pears to cope with, any suggestions!
14 Aug 2017 15:25
Sounds like you are all busy. went to the plot yesterday to mow the paths, 3 hours later still on plot clearing weeds, picking crops,watering raised beds and sewing radishes and rocket.
Still munching our way through courgettes and runner beans, tomatoes just started to go red now, finished the beetroot and carrots, wish I had space to plant more.
Good luck with the shed issue Zoomer that's very inconsiderate of them!
01 Aug 2017 13:23
Spud crop was rubbish this year, I think we have weavils, looked like they had been burrowed into, some spuds ok but a lot have been got at wont plant them in the same area again just in case. Courgettes have been prolific and am giving away rhubarb!
Good luck with your shows if entering,
20 Jul 2017 07:21
Garden Girl, sorry missed your post re jam have made rhubaord and blackcurrant, Strawberry and bison on Berry, gooseberry and rhubarb , gooseberry and clementine. No more jam making, although we are due to have a good Pearl harvest!!!
20 Jul 2017 07:05
Well done GWRS for your winnings😀
Really got into Indian vegetarian cookery, great way to use up all this produce!! Was given a recipe book called Fresh India, amazing recipies😀
13 Jul 2017 12:18
Hi all, had a successful evening at our local gardening completion awards, picked up 1st prize for best garden and 3rd prize for best allotment!!
07 Jul 2017 11:15
There's a good youtube feature on growing Ginger. worth a look! Fancy growing some myself as I do a lot of curries.
Must go and water tonight its been sweltering here, poor French beans were looking a bit stressed out!
Harvests have been amazing this year, bumper crops of fruit and veg, made a ton of jam.
27 Jun 2017 11:01
Hi all, been very busy with garden at home and plot, have entered parish garden competition and allotment association comp too, not sure how well I will do , but worth a try!
I work next door to florist warehouse so got loads of plants cheap to brighten up the garden!
Made 20 jars of jam, so much soft fruit this year, cant eat it all!!still got heaps left so wont need to buy any this summer.
new raised beds have been great, for carrots especially. Put broad beans in them too and had a good crop. Hope all is well, happy gardening!
24 May 2017 11:45
Dreadful news in Manchester Garden Girl, so sad for the victims and their families.
Lovely weather here, had a good session yesterday afternoon, planted out some courgettes so hope we don't get a late frost. Peas, beans, Brussel sprouts and broccoli all in now too. ! Only a few gaps to fill. Found yet more pallet collars for raised beds so filled them up with the courgette plants.
15 May 2017 18:26
Good news Rosemummy, can you take a photo so we can see what your plot is like. Then can advise re fruit trees. Going up to mine tonight, we have had rain so hopefully soil will be soft enough to dig and plant some brassicas. Got some peas to put in too. 😀
12 May 2017 16:09
Lots of rain here too, sweetcorn finally starting to germinate, still no peas!
have a good weekend all