Latest posts by ginagibbs

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.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 14:51

Scroggin, the slugs had most of my celeriac Went to the plot yesterday with Hubby to dig out a dead blackcurrant bush, I was given 4 of them by the plotters next door, the other 3 survived so am OK with that. I will plant a new fruit bush in its place, not decided yet as to what!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 09:23

Hi Rosemummy. Great idea to get an allotment to help with your depression, gardening is so absorbing and good physical work, I always come home happy after a few hours there even if I have'nt done an awful lot. I am sure your little ones will love it too, lots of fresh air and mud pies are great fun!! Good luck, I hope you get one soon, 1/2 plots are manageble.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 09:58

Poor chooks fruitcake, my neighbours chicken run is very muddy now. Have you thought of buying a bale of straw from a farm Fruitcake, it would save you a lot of money as they only charge about £2-3.00 for a bale, lasts for ages and its are also useful to spread under your strawberry's etc? 

Got a metal filing drawer from work that has very slim drawers, perfect for my seeds and bits and bobs. Its now in my shed, it was a good excuse to give the shed a really good tidy up and organize what seeds I need for this year. Great job done!  

Still harvesting spinach, kale and the last of my parsnips. I pl;an to do more of this sort of veg for next winter. Still have'nt got round to getting my spuds yet, you all seem ahead of me!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 12:20

Hi all, hope you all had a good Christmas and not too affected by the horrible weather up North (been thinking of you all, we have family in Lancashire and friends in York) Ours was relaxing, had a few parties to go to too

Went to my plot xmas eve to dig up parsnips for xmas dinner. Took ages to pull out as the soil is so wet and sticky. tasted great thoughGot a new wheel on my wheelbarrow now so am up and running again to top up my wood chip paths and bring some manure back from the stables. 

I have daffodils flowering in my garden, and my Ceanothus is starting to flower too, has been so mild here! 

Need to start making a list too fruitcake, I still have lots of packs of seeds from last year to sort and new one s to buy!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 14:45

Hi all, just catching up to see how you all are Hope it dries up soon for you Jo and Zoomer  Its been too wet and windy here to do much gardening here.  

We break up from work tomorrow for 5 days. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and will touch in in the new year

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 16:57

Love the smell of horses and stables and the smell of leather in the saddlery shops

Back to bad habits though, I always forget to label seedlings and cuttings, forget to put gloves on and end up with filthy nails. Cant be bothered to prick out every tiny plant so scoop them out in a cluster to re pot(works well though!!) Always mean to look after my tomatoes and give them proper supports, they always end up a mess!

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