Latest posts by ginagibbs

1 to 10 of 751

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/02/2018 at 11:13

Hi all, had a productive day at the plot yesterday.

The people with my new pot have started to move their stuff, but there's a lot of junk that I have a hunch they wont bother to move. We always have a skip in March so will get rid of it then.

Got about 10 bags of pony poo so my back aches today!

put loads of onion sets into cells to get them growing and potted up some summer bulbs (all in greenhouse) pruned some of my fruit bushes and moved a raised bed

Harvested sprouts, cabbage and kale for soup.

We have Pterodactyl's .... oops I mean  Herons at our local park as there is a pond. .

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 09:13

Can anyone remember when this thread started, it must be years. Feel like I've made some good friends and its nice to see new ones join in

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 10:34

Hi, spent a good few hours at the plot yesterday, got 15 pallet collars for the new area and 8 bags of pony poo! weeded my beds and had a general tidy up. My neighbours were really chuffed that I have the rest of the plot now and are looking forward to seeing it bought to life (it only has weeds and onions at the moment!!)

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/02/2018 at 10:15

Thanks Emma, my plot is a 10 minute walk too!

I do sow some sweet peas in October and over winter them, just pinched them out recently, but will sow some more (you can never have enough!) I sowed some broad beans in pots last week but that's it for the moment.

I always go for Arran Pilot and Charlottes.

Planning to get a load of horse muck tomorrow and pick up some pallet collars if they are still there

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 15:42

Absolutely Scroggin, will need to buy more spuds and seeds!!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 15:40

Thanks, I'm so exited !!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 12:32

Thanks to your suggestion GWRS, I now have a full size plot.

I wrote to the allotment officer to see if one of my neighbours would be willing to move, and the guy who has the top half of mine is moving!!! I cant say I blame him, the plot he is going to is really a blank canvas, freshly rotivated and has a new shed. He has a heart murmur so I am sure he will find this plot less challenging.

OMG so excited!!!  now I can plan a whole new garden!! 

I will get some photo's next time I am there so I can show you.

Found a new source for pallet collars so will do a big raised bed area in new plot

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/02/2018 at 15:12

GWRS, that would be perfect, I have been on at our allotment officer to let me know if either of my close neighbours decide to give up 

Did my first sowing of the year, broadbeans!!  

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/02/2018 at 11:06

Hi Garden Girl,

my current half plot is always basking in sun, the other plot has trees and houses that shade it  at the top end, but the previous plot holder grew some good crops. The bottom half is sunnier. Time is the main worry, I work full time and have a large garden. I just find a half plot not enough space for a decent amount of spuds/onions etc so I run out of them very quickly 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/02/2018 at 09:42

Hi all

Had a few hours at my plot yesterday, did a bit of weeding and burning dried sweetcorn stems and rubbish, it was a good day for a bonfire nice  and bright and windy!Got hailed on though.

There are 5 vacant plots so far this year, one of them is a whole plot nearer the entrance. I would like to have it but I have put my heart and soul into my half plot so am in a bit of a dilemma! The whole plot is not in a bad state and has 2 sheds though it is shadier from the trees... thoughts anyone??

Zoomer, I lost my phone out horse riding, found it 5 days later, one of the locals had picked it up and put it on top of a gate post. It still worked despite being out in the rain!!

1 to 10 of 751

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
Replies: 3    Views: 1241
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 21:38

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

Replies: 8    Views: 1056
Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 20:22

petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
Replies: 16    Views: 2607
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 12:12

Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
Replies: 2    Views: 893
Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 15:34

New Allotment

What to look for 
Replies: 12    Views: 1038
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 09:25

to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
Replies: 3    Views: 1066
Last Post: 05/03/2014 at 09:01


Replies: 1    Views: 905
Last Post: 19/08/2013 at 12:05

tomato blight

Replies: 2    Views: 1115
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 12:31

Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
Replies: 4    Views: 1203
Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 15:53

tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
Replies: 4    Views: 1833
Last Post: 13/04/2012 at 10:09
10 threads returned