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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday 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

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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!!  

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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 

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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!!

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Posted: 10/02/2018 at 10:19

Good idea to get a plot neighbours phone number just in case keys get lost on site and you get locked in!! Luckily our bin collection is every 2 weeks so bins were empty!

Polytunne is a 2 x 3 metre, not really big enough but its all  I can fit in, I;ve installed it under some llelandi  trees where nothing grows.

Just been round the trading estate where I work and found a pile of pallet collars to make some more raised beds, v.chuffed! 

Have a good weekend all

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Posted: 08/02/2018 at 11:32

Would like to have gone to the plot yesterday, could not find keys anywhere, wasted so much time looking so gave up and did some work in the garden instead. This morning I remembered the last time I shut the gates at the plot I picked up a load of litter and threw it in our bin at home, sure enough, there were my keys, in the bin!!

Polytunnel now has a new cover as the old one was falling apart and my greenhouse has new glass, so all set to go for seed sowing soon

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Posted: 27/01/2018 at 10:17

Hi all, my day off on Wednesday was another wash out so I went to B&Q to stock up on compost, seeds and grabs 4 bags of seed potatoes. Got some John Innes for the seedlings, hope its good at that price!

Picked up some hellebores and primroses for the garden as it looks a bit bleak this winter. I have lots of pots of Daffs and Tulips waiting to go in, will do that at the weekend.

Speaking of Tulips, Monty Don in Turkey last night ....!! how mad was that colour scheme!!

Have a good weekend 

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