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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:50

Hi All, last trip to the plot was Sunday. I dug over a new bed for my raspberry canes and 2 small apple trees, planted them all and put some wood round the edges to finish it off neatly. The apple trees I plan to train over an arch (got one for £7 at The Range). Have not been able to get back as there has been so much going on at home, and my little dog has been very ill so have been back and forth to the vet. (she is much better now than goodness!)

Td immunisations...

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:38

He looks lovely Dorset ,My mare died at 30 from a bout of colic. I also had an ex race horse for many years, but after he had to be put down after breaking a foreleg very badly in his field, I decided no more horses, so I just ride a friends one now twice a week. Hence that's why I have more time on my hands for gardening!

Bye the way Victoria, she did clear it, but I landed on my head and got concussion and was black and blue all over!!

Plum problem!

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 17:21

Sorry to gate crash,, but as we are on the subject of plum trees, mine has had silver leaf for about 4 years now. It still bares fruit but looks awful. should I cut it down, its a  very old tree and would be sad to loose it

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 17:18

Last one I had was when I fell off my horse rather spectacularly, when she decided to jump a five bar gate.

I was riding her bareback and had no hard hat on (and no intention of jumping anything either!!)

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:20

Good thread, I stabbed my toe with a gardening fork (yes I did have shoes on!!) Note to all, keep a first aid box in your shed (and get a jab)

Gardening Books

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:01

My parents had all the "Expert" books, Dad gave me his copy of  their "veg growing to cooking"  which is very useful if you cant think of ideas to use up gluts of produce.


Discoloured skin n outdoor grown tomatoes

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:04

I have cooked and eaten the good bits of a blighted tom(which this looks like) and still live to tell the tale! I would dispose of the rest of the plant though

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 09:19

Like snow clouds I expect

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:02


i grow Kohl rabi, its very easy they seem to just get on with growing without too much fuss, just a bit of mulch to start them off and net to keep the birds off.

I like it grated in a salad

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:44

Thanks Beaus Mum. Had a lovely pub lunch at gorgeous Cotswold village (cant remember the name, think it might have been Draycott) and the sun shone!! We also went to Dene Mill Garden in Blockley, not as grand but very nice and great for ideas on a small scale.

 This was the bridge across the mill stream

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