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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:48

Glad its not just me then lol

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:15

I need to "get a life" I've got into watching Sean's Allotment on Youtube, is any one else a fan?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:19

Hi Mel M, i'm not that away far from Brum, I've lived in Cheltenham this past 25 yrs although I am an Essex girl !!!

We dont pay for water on our site, but have to supply our own hoses and water butts. I am lucky to have a tap at the top of my plot.

The people on the plot next to me have chickens. They know me now and cluck when I arrive, as I give them dandelion leaves or slugs when I find any. We also have some very laid back foxes  who dont even run off when they see my dogs!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:42

Wow Mel M you've got a good deal. I have to pay £10 for my shed on top of the £50 rent. My neighbours on 2 sides seem to have lost interest, and as  I would like a bit more space I was thinking of asking but I dont want to pay £100 a year!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:57

Hi Zoomer, did you get the other half plot? Also do they charge you the same price or do a special price for the 2. The reason I ask is that i pay £50 for my half plot which is the same as those with a full plot on our site.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:13

Hi Mel M. I would love to have a bigger plot mine is only a half plot. Such a long waiting list here so not sure if I can get more space. Yours sounds wonderful

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Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:01


Spent all yesterday afternoon doing more digging and weeding ready for the onions and garlic. however I have been feeling very guilty of disrupting the habitat of a family of frogs on my plot who like to hide under the tarpaulin and cardboard I put down to suppress the weeds.So  I purchased a black washing up bowl and got some pond weed to put in along with a couple of bricks, dug a hole for it so its ground level and now have 1 happy frog. I hope the rest come and join him We have newts and slow worms too


Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 15:11

I have had them last till November but they start to look weird in the dull light so I pull  them out

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:30

Hi all, drove past my plot on Friday too see a big pile of wood chippings in the car park, courtesy of our local council. Managed to enlist help from hubby to wheelbarrow lots of it to my plot to cover the paths and other areas likely to get boggy in the winter.Also used it to mulch under the fruit bushes. Suddenly its all coming together and looking quite smart! (will take a photo soon)

Picked a bunch of turnips, garlic, onions, toms, courgettes, carrots, pak choi herbs etc and made a batch of  what we now call "Allotment soup" It tasted fantastic

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:50

Hi All, last trip to the plot was Sunday. I dug over a new bed for my raspberry canes and 2 small apple trees, planted them all and put some wood round the edges to finish it off neatly. The apple trees I plan to train over an arch (got one for £7 at The Range). Have not been able to get back as there has been so much going on at home, and my little dog has been very ill so have been back and forth to the vet. (she is much better now than goodness!)

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