Latest posts by ginagibbs

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!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 11:34


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 11:15

Oh Zoomer, poor you and all the people suffering from the floods, what a time to happen, just before Xmas.We had floods in 2017 but nothing since as they have built some good flood defences and we have not had the rain like before. Thoughts are with you all.

Feeling much better so went to my plot yesterday for a quick look around...3 hrs later, had dug and spread manure on a whole patch, tidied up inside my poly tunnel and picked/pulled up loads of veg for a delicious chicken and allotment veg casserole. Put some Jerusalem artichokes, fennel and parsnip in it. Wheel barrow has a flat tyre so got to get that sorted next.

Glad you like the posts Jo47, hope it gives an insight as to how much time and dedication you need to do this sort of thing. It is good fun though, great exercise and good for your mental well being. I personally found it a good way to meet new people, you cant do that in your own back garden

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:20

Hi all, been off work with flu, yuk. 

Went up to my plot on Wednesday to dig up a few more parsnips for dinner,, hah, that was a right game. The clay soil is so sticky now that they wont pull out, I have to loosen the soil around them and tease them out with brute force.(I wont be beaten though!!)

Had some good news from my council officer. I wrote to ask if she could get me some more space on an adjacent plot  and she has agreed to ask next door (the guy thats never there), so who knows, might have a bigger patch soon!!

Have a good weekend 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 17:11

Hi Garden Girl, thanks, I liked your video. Should do one of my plot one day when the weather is good!. 

Kale is ok, only eat the leaves not the stalk, its supposed to be very good for you. It grows same as cabbage.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 09:46

Just had a look at your youtube video GG, you certainly have  a good stack of pallets!!

Missed out on going to the plot on Sunday as it was very wet here. Popped in last night as I was walking my dogs in that direction and picked some spinach and kale for  supper. The street lights in the road above the site gives good light this time of year so I dont need a torch. I have'nt picked any of my sprouts yet so dont know if they are any good, still got loads of parsnips, some chard, beetroots, Jerusalem artichokes and endive to tide me over. Hope its not too wet again tomorrow as its my day off, I suppose Ishould be doing my Christmas shopping!!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:01

So glad your crisis is over Stagbeetle, that must have been awful. It does help to be buddies with your council officer. 

Went to my plot yesterday between the heavy rain and dug up some more parsnips for dinner, very happy with those as they are good straight ones  Had a hell of a job pulling them up though as the soil is so wet!!

Cut back my raspberry canes as they have finally finished fruiting. (good value plant on sale from The Range last year )

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 10:14

Hi Zoomer, globe artichokes die back so you can mulch and they will pop up again next spring. Had some for years, they are really easy to divide. so you can end up with loads. They look nice in the back of a border too.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 11:14

Ohh me too Zoomer, hope your not too flooded. Wind is going to get up to 50-70 mph  down here today 


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