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Latest posts by ginagibbs

Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:42

What a lovely thread, really enjoyed reading this. I dream of a small holding but in reality it will never happen unless we win the lottery. Always wanted to keep horses at home and have chicks

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 10:30

Managed to get a couple of hours digging done yesterday, why is it sooo satisfying, I always come home with a smile on my face and a happy glow (I must have been a Gloucester Old Spot in a previous life   lol)

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:34

Yes its had silver leaf for a couple of years. Last years crop was lower than usual and I have noticed that there is honey fungus in the lawn near it. Dont think there is much we can do I will miss it, but often these things open up new possibilities.

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 11:25

Saying a sad goodbye to my Victoria Plum, its looking very sick this year. (no more jam

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:24

GG Had a good walk around (or should I say wade, as the grass was knee high!) I would advise taking a spade or fork like GWRS so you can see what the soil is like!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 09:56

Sorry to hear about your chooks Woo2, we have a mangey old fox on our site who thinks he owns the place and doesnt even bother to run away quickly, saw him yesterday and he just stared at me for ages!!

GG I didnt know Sunflowers kept the slugs away, you learn something new everyday! will have to grow loads more

I put my onions and garlic in end of September and both are doing well, probably about 8" high, but we did have some warm days(I'm in Glos)

Didnt spend much time at the plot this weekend as I thought it high time I cleaned the car, bathed the dogs, etc. did manage to paint some of the reclaimed trellis I found in a skip though. Its looking quite smart now!! I checked the label on the grape vine I bought, it is very hardy, out door variety so will put some trellis up for it near the shed and it can grow up over the roof.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 09:41

GG I have a strimmer, rake, spade and fork, shears to cut the grass (havnt got a lawn mower yet) gloves, scissors (very useful) secateurs, dibber, hoe. Luckily I have a lean too at the back so I keep my hose pipe and pots and seed trays etc  there out of the way.

Worth having bottle of water to drink (its hot work) or tea making facility!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:12

Never heard of an emergency fund GG.I wonder if its for some sort of insurance.

Glad to see the photos back, I missed seeing my little dog

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 14:19

I know what you will be doing this weekend then Gardengirl      re skips: you have to keep your eyes peeled plus a bit of luck. I will paint the trellis this weekend as its going to be wet, I can do that under cover in the garage

Other jobs for a wet weekend... bubble wrap inside of green house

Cant do any digging, last time I tried I could have made a clay pot!! 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:53

I bet they look sureal Zoomer. We dont have any beekeepers sadly.

Had a nice afternoon yesterday  at the plot. Did a bit of tidying up and planted broad beans, some were from my greenhouse and I put in a couple of packets of seeds aswell to see how they do. Shallots also went in.

I found loads of 2' wide trellis panels in a skip a few nights ago, I will use these for something, possibly a low fence to divide my plot and to put up the side of the shed to grow a grape vine.

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