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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 10:14

Wow GG, at  last a plot!! Looks no worse than mine did last year, its very daunting to start with a "field" but as all of us have learnt, do a bit at a time. Does it have a shed? if so get a good padlock and dont leave expensive tools if there is a break- in issue. Re wind and exposed area to footpath: you could plant some fruit bushes/hedging etc, check with the council if you can have the plot rent free until its cleared (thats what they offered me)

 (just tried to upload photo of my "Field" before and after!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 12:18

Hi GWRS, hope I got the spelling right, its a bit like a blackberry, not tasted one yet, I was given some by one of the other plot holders and she has tonnes of them. They are quite thorny.  Planted a redcurrant and Tayberry last weekend too, I do love soft fruit

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 09:31

Hi All, back to work from a 5 day break that's been all gardening or allotmenting

Plots looking good, got all my spuds in, carrots, turnips, radish, and spring onions in, plus loads more sowings. Transplanted leeks into bigger pots and got some stakes and wire set up for my boisenberry's. A skip turned up so we've all been chucking away our junk (pity my neighbour has'nt been up, his plot looks a tip!!) 

What lovely weather its been here, hope its been the same where you are

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 16:10

anyone remember "Fuzzy Felt"?

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 12:14

Kitty 2 I used to cut out the paper dolls too, it was on the back page of Bunty!

My first job was working at the riding stables from the age of 9, we used to muck out 3 stables each in the morning, groom and tack up horses and ponies and feed and bed down at 6pm, all for an hour riding and 50p pocket money!!doubt if they could get away with child labour like that now, but we loved it. Still in touch with some of the other girls

Weather warnings issued

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:25

Gosh Charlie November, do you do this for a living? I'm a bit further north in Cheltenham

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:23

I used to spend hours making a theatre out of  a cardboard box, decorating it and making the stage actors out of card and attaching them to spills or knitting needles.It was always thrown away when it was finished, the joy was in the making!

We used to play shops too Topbird!  Favorite sweets were peardrops, our local sweetshop had everything imaginable in glass jars and you would ask for a quarter. You could buy a bag of broken biscuits from the cake shop too.

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:24

Lighting candles after 7pm cos of the power cuts in the'70's and playing cards or board games till bed time or playing in the street.

Hiding behind the sofa watching Lost in Space or Dr Who, the monsters were too scary!

Making show jumps out of sticks and broom handles to ride our home made hobby horses and getting told off by dad for" cutting up" his lawn. Eating gooseberry and black berry's from the garden The Baker man delivering bread and cakes in a huge rectangular basket, he always came in through the back door and stopped for a cuppa

Weather warnings issued

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 09:54

Wow, thanks for that Charlie November, whats the fore cast for this weekend for the south west please?

P.s is the pigeon ok?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 09:50

Wind has dropped today thank goodness, but its quite cold now. Hope it warms up for the weekend as I have a rare 4 days off, cant wait ! Planning to get all my chitted spuds in and do some more sowing and digging. I still have a shelving rack to assemble for the inside of the poly tunnel. I think this weekend is going to fly by.

What have you guys got planned ?


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