Latest posts by ginagibbs

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!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 11:01

Hi Aster,

I start a lot of seeds indoors or in the green house before I plant them out, I have clay soil and it takes a while to warm up.I only sow outside from late March onwards depending on the weather.

,I cover some of the ground with black plastic sheets to try and warm it up first. the ground needs to be slightly on the dry side to sow outside.You could use plastic cloches.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:37

 GG your shop looks amazing, we have a loo and tiny car park as we only have 39 plots and they are nearly all half plots. 

Aster, I think you can sow  every 2 -4 weeks, depending on the crop and how long they take to come to maturity I only ever get round to remembering when its too late so it pays to be super organised! 

pancake day

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 14:30

Couldnt be bothered with pancakes after a long day at work, made omelette instead

pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:33

I like making pancakes, its one of the few occasions you get to throw food in the air and see if it lands back in the pan and not on the ceiling/your head or the dog I dont eat them (too fattening) but hubby burns calories up, so I make chicken and avocado or just plain with sugar and lemon. Yogurt and fruit sounds nice and healthy GWRS!

Dont put too much batter in biofreak and they will  turn out thinner and nicer

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! 

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
Replies: 3    Views: 1045
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 21:38

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

Replies: 8    Views: 912
Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 20:22

petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
Replies: 16    Views: 2272
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 12:12

Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
Replies: 2    Views: 775
Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 15:34

New Allotment

What to look for 
Replies: 12    Views: 920
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 09:25

to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
Replies: 3    Views: 913
Last Post: 05/03/2014 at 09:01


Replies: 1    Views: 803
Last Post: 19/08/2013 at 12:05

tomato blight

Replies: 2    Views: 987
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 12:31

Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
Replies: 4    Views: 1122
Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 15:53

tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
Replies: 4    Views: 1686
Last Post: 13/04/2012 at 10:09
10 threads returned