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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:01

So glad your crisis is over Stagbeetle, that must have been awful. It does help to be buddies with your council officer. 

Went to my plot yesterday between the heavy rain and dug up some more parsnips for dinner, very happy with those as they are good straight ones  Had a hell of a job pulling them up though as the soil is so wet!!

Cut back my raspberry canes as they have finally finished fruiting. (good value plant on sale from The Range last year )

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 10:14

Hi Zoomer, globe artichokes die back so you can mulch and they will pop up again next spring. Had some for years, they are really easy to divide. so you can end up with loads. They look nice in the back of a border too.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 11:14

Ohh me too Zoomer, hope your not too flooded. Wind is going to get up to 50-70 mph  down here today 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 14:35

Went to my plot yesterday, I was only going to pop in for 1/2 hour.....3 hours later, I had mowed and edged all my grass paths, cut back or pulled up a lot of plants that had gone over, generally had a good tidy up. So much for  all those indoor jobs I needed to do!!!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 14:48

Ohhh not tried it raw GWRS, sounds interesting do they mix it with a dressing or have any other ingredients with it?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 14:04

Garden Girl, celeriac tastes like a slightly celery flavoured parsnip, I boil them with potato to make a mash. Try one from the supermarket to see if you like the taste, they are very easy to grow but mine were not  as big as the supermarket ones. Hubby loves them

Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:47

had no heating on (boiler broke) good job its been mild ! . Found a huge cluster of ladybirds in our wooden shutters, they like to come in our kitchen this time of year.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:44

Sorry to hear of the break in Garden Girl, thats awful. Only had one bonfire so far as the rest is on the compost heap. 

Went up to my plot yesterday, pulled up my first parsnip, what a whopper !!! I was so chuffed. I have been growing celeriac too and  thats been worthwhile, nice big tubers, will roast together for dinner tonight. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:19

Grab it while you can Stagbeetle, I am still lusting after my neighbour's plot but looks like they are all here for the long haul, still you never know. Not much going on, I have planted my onions and they are all sprouting nicely, planted some leeks from the garden centre, still harvesting spinach, chard and Kale for soup etc. Autumn raspberries  are still producing. Cleared away a few marigolds and cosmos that I had growing so its not looking as colour full now. 

Good for you with the apple tree Garden girl, give it a good feed of manure to help it along.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:39

HI all, lovely day here but I am at work hope to get an hour at my plot tonight before dark.

Thursday night went to Allotment Association prize evening and got a Highly Commended certificate for the New Tennant section! Judges said "they were very impressed with the large selection of produce in a small area and the vibrant colour of the flowers" Had my photo taken with the Mayor of Cheltenham so will post it when it arrives!  Cant compete with the over 60's catagory who literally live on their plots and spend all day polishing their carrots lol Happy weekend

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