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Posted: 31/03/2015 at 14:01

I need to get ear plugs then Nut, I did'nt sleep a wink, sounded like I was sailing on a Galleon!! Garden looks like a bomb has hit it and even some paint has been blasted off the wall of the house. I'm in land locked Gloucestershire

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 11:08

Chickens learn quickly dont they Fruitcake, the ones on the plot next doors always cluck at me as they know I will pick them something nice to eat

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Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:49

too windy yesterday to do much outside so just sowed some baby sweetcorn to go in the G/H.

Talking to a lady gardener today and she says dont plant your potatoes until after Good Friday (thats what the farmers say!) any one else heard this before?

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Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:31

Lucky you GG, my Verbena's are still on strike, think I might throw the tray out and start again

New fork sounds good, I managed to break the tine on a lovely one I inherited from my father and hubby broke the new one he bought me for xmas. The ancient one I have at the allotment has a broken handle !! 

I finish work early today so will be doing some more digging tonight, also went through all my seeds last night so will get some more going over the weekend

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Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:38

Blimey GG bet your muscles ache after digging out 17 bags of horse muck, nice black stuff though 

Lovely Chooks Fruitcake. They look very healthy.

Buzzie, your plot is taking shape nicely, I dont have many grass paths as they got lost under the undergrowth before i took it on, and all the digging I did make them muddy,  so most of mine are covered in bark chippings now.

Will try to remember the camera over the weekend and take some shots

Front Garden Wall

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 12:04

Eek not Leylandii, they get too big, try Laurel its much prettier and easy to manage.

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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 11:51

Happy Birthday's Stagbeetle and Fruitcake, hope you got lots of nice gardening things!!

Yesterday was my day off so I finally got the "exotic" border finished at home plus planted lots of tulips and other plants that have been waiting to go in for ages, so I now feel less guilty of neglecting the garden ! (feels like I have 2 gardens now).

Down at the plot ,got 2 rows of spuds in at last, used a bulb planting tool (good tip from youtube), saves digging a trench! potted on my cucumbers as they are getting bigger, the other seedlings are coming on now too. Will sow some parsnips and radish if it stays warm. Muscles ache today as I did a lot of digging too.

Cannot wait until the weekend when we get extra light in the evening plus an Easter 4 day break coming up.

Will post some pics soon for you GG


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:05

I say Cotton Easters too lesley,  good job there are no Roman's around nowadays to laugh at our pronunciation

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Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:27

GG our sheds are very small council ones, about 6x 6 i think, I can just about get in it with all my kit but dont like to cos there is a big black spider lurking somewhere (such a coward!!) thats why I am so pleased with poly tunnel, I can swing a cat in there (not that I would)  My shed does have an overhang someone put on the back, which is very useful as I can put bulky things like hose pipes and garden chairs etc. 

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Posted: 23/03/2015 at 10:23

Only got an hour at the plot yesterday as a garden project was in dire need of finishing. We now have a larger border with lots of palms, Fatsia's etc for a semi tropical theme

Did plant some Arran Pilot early spuds in doors. Got some recyling crates to plant them in. Will put the rest in the ground a bit later in the month.

Lovely chooks Woo2, wish OH would let me keep them but he thinks they are a tie if we want to go away, plus only have 1/2 plot size so not quite enough room.

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