Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:50

Hi all, its been ages since I visited my plot but the weather has been vile and we have a lot going on at home. Went up yesterday though and I am chitting my spuds in the polytunnel as I dont have any window ledges (we have floor to ceiling windows so I would have to to put them on the floor ) Some of them had already started sprouting cos I had them stored in a bag in the kitchen!  I am amazed the polytunnel is still standing in all this wind we are having. We tied some bricks to the frame with rope so it seems fine.

I managed to cover some of my unused beds with black plastic to dry out the soil and get it warmer for sowing in a month or so's time.Roll on spring, I hav'nt sown any thing yet

What's happening ?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:33

me too!!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:33

Thats OK Zoomer, the picture upload was working for a change! The white flowers are some sort of Margerite, they do get quite large and are not easy to move once established. I also have Evening primrose, holy hocks and fox glove and loads of Marigolds.  Well done for getting your plot sorted so quickly, mine was knee high in grass when i took it over in 2014, but I only have a half plot.

Have a good weekend, lets hope the weather is better!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 11:20

 My plot last summer, longing to see some colour again!

GW site seems to be working today, so posting some of my plot last summer too. Missing the colour and sunshine today! 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 11:07

 2nd pic of Zoomers plot, looking good!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 11:02

 Pic of Zoomers plot!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 10:58

Hobbled down to my plot yesterday(got chucked off the horse, so a bit of a sore rump lol) . Next door lady was there weeding, but no one else, as you say Zoomer, seems to be deserted of late! Only went to pick some kale etc, some stuff had to get thrown away due to frost damage. Roll on spring

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 16:07

Sorry to hear that Stagbeetle, I can understand though, I some times wonder how I manage working full time but I dont have children. Good luck in your garden

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 16:00

Caral your plot looks very shipshape!!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 12:32

Hi Woo2, nice to see you back here 

Cats! we get them pooping in our raised beds, I put holly cuttings on my beds now to stop them, seems to work well

No snow down here in the South West, but we have a good frost this morning, should kill off all the nasties and break up the soil nicely.

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