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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 10:57

Ditto Caral, love the glass of wine idea!

Took some more photos yesterday, of my plot and the scruffy one next to mine


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:50

,Hi all, well done choosing your plot Garden Girl, you must be pleased

Lots of faces at the allotment over the bank holiday, no sign of the chinese family though, and nothing more has been done on their plot. Making some of my beds a bit wider as I had left the paths very wide on one side, so I should have a bit more growing space. Back ache today though 

Got more pea plants in and some cauliflowers (under cloches), its been to wet and windy to sow. Whats happened to our weather!!

No GW tonight?

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 15:07

Thats why I mentioned it Gardenmaiden, perhaps we'll see Monty there!!

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 15:05

I find quite a few fossils down here in the Cotswolds Edd, shells and marine creatures mainly, seems a bit weird as its about 1000 ft above sea level! Found a couple of Ammorites I put them in the garden with my alpine plants

No GW tonight?

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 09:32

Completely forgot it was'nt on. Left hubby in charge of dinner and rushed back from the allotment to watch Why cant they just change it for an earlier/later time or put it on another evening???? 

Going to the Malvern Flower show, anyone else going?

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 09:28

Forgot to add, I'm a crossword junkie. Love making jams & preserves too (usually do the 2 at the same time!!)

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 16:09

Stevia sounds like a good idea, honey is pretty good on it too

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:32

Stewed rhubarb and Greek yogurt for breakfast, yum

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:55

When I'm not in the garden, green house or up at the allotment, I ride a friends horse, walk my 2 cavalier king charles spaniels, and if I have any energy left, do aerobics! I love cooking too hence the allotment and I like making up my own recipes. I work full time and have my own interior design business, so not much time for any thing else.

However, nothing beats a nice glass of wine in the garden with hubby, to wind down in the evening.(well, o.k, its not exactly a hobby, but we enjoy it)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:44

Think the frost might have got to my peas and beans Fruitcake,it certainly got the spuds as they looked like they had been singed on top! hope they will all recover.Sounds like you've got the same problem as me with the overgrown plot weeds!

The chinese lady with the scruffy plot came up last night while i was there, got chatting and it was clear she did'nt have a clue about gardening. I did warn her of the amount of work and time it takes to get it up to scratch, and gave her a few tips. I will ask if she wants to let a bit of it go next time I see her, as she was talking about covering half of it up.Gave her one of my darlek composters that i did'nt use (anything to see it look tidier!!)

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