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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 14:45

Hi all, went to my plot on Thursday. The chinese man on the next plot has been buying spring onions from the super market and planting them! I would'nt mind but he has left all the plastic packets all over his plot, so when it gets windy, guess where thats going to blow If its not gone by tomorrow I will email photo to council officer!!  HIs plot looks an absolute tip!

Will go up tonight to do more digging over. just been to Homebase and bought some more compost and some bedding plants as the garden looks a bit dull now. Have a lovely weekend 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 15:01

GG, they dont take long to germinate but are late summer flowering.

Lovely plot Aster, are you in the countryside, it looks very rural or is that an illusion?

Went to Aldi today to do my weekly shop, big poster for the garden stuff advertising it for todays date, guess what, no gardening stuff to be seen (tools etc) Plenty of plants and small trees though

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 11:46

GG,  Cleomes are easy to grow and look fab, I grow them every year for the back of the borders in the garden. 

will take a peek in Aldi later this week i have 2 garden forks both only have 3 tines as I keep breaking them

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 12:46

Hi GG, purple kale sowing in March I think (I was going to sow some yesterday but held off).

Sowed peppers 2 sorts, leeks, 3 varieties of tomato (tumbling tom, gardeners delight and money maker), white cosmos,& cleome


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:03

Best to bag up roots and leave them for a couple of years or soak them and make a liquid feed.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:18

My day off yesterday was a wash out again so did'nt get up to my plot. Did go and buy a cherry tree though from Aldi for about £3 so potted it up ready to take with me next time, I will plant it near my shed so it does'nt block out too much sun when it gets bigger. It will also act as a sun shade for my 2 dogs who like lying in my shed while I'm working !.

Got some more seeds from The Range. Patty pan squash, some interesting round courgettes (cant remember names) and beetroot. I will get some seeds sown this weekend as its supposed to warm up a bit.


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 15:59

I'm with you on that Aster! There's no excuse for using your allotment like a scrap yard, you would think people would treat them with some degree of pride and care

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 12:00

Does any one use a Parasene 586 greenhouse heater? I ordered the wrong spare wick so if anyone needs one I can post it on (its the short model)

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 11:58

Hi Aster2, they will probably all come out of hibernation soon

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 09:56

Hi all, spent about 5 hours up at the plot yesterday, the longest for ages (I only went to take some broccoli and cabbage plants up to store in the polytunnel !!) Didnt see a soul there even though the weather was dry and sunny! 

Dug over and weeded quite a few areas, hard work as its so sticky at the moment, pleased to see a heavy frost this morning and its going to be -3 tonight, should break up the soil nicely

Garden Girl How many plots do you have on your site? Thats  a very big shop you have!

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