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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 09:17

Love your community BBQ GWRS. I was one of 3 on ours yesterday, so it was very quiet. I took some photos so will post them in a bit, when I have 10 mins spare

Before the darkness

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:57

walking the dogs in the dark

Bubble Wrap Greenhouse

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:50

Bubble wrap the lot, you never know how cold the winter could turn out.

query about bulbs

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 16:59

Petunias are annuals and easy to grow from seed. You are better off putting them on the compost and starting again in spring

why do bananas spell?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:40


Blank Canvas

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:39

Hi Katie, welcome to the forum. I would suggest making a list of what you want from your garden and drawing a plan of where you want things to go You can play around with plans until youve got it right. Bear in mind the position of the sun and shade and your soil type. Read up on plants you like and where they like to be positioned so that you dont waste your money on plants that wont thrive in your garden. The wall is a lovely feature by the way. Good luck

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:30

Hi GG, for your information, this was the process with my plotI was on the waiting list for 3 yrs)

I had a phone call from the allotment officer (she is another plot holder and I think its a voluntary role). She also shows any  prospective plot holder the plots available and discusses all the details ie water, prices, sheds, rules and regs etc. Once I had convinced my OH and decided to take on a plot, I went to see the council officer in charge of "green spaces" to sign a form, have a brief discussion and pay for a gate key.  A few weeks later I had an agreement to sign and send to the council.

It may be different with privately owned allotments, some are owned by the church or other organizations.

 Once you've got your key, the fun begins, !!

why do bananas spell?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:27

Its the potassium (not the King charles!!)

why do bananas spell?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 16:13

Hi Mark, yes she is a Cavalier King Charlie called Molly, she is gorgeous. She loves cuddles and gives lots of licks! ](got her second hand on the internet, ex breeding dog)


why do bananas spell?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:42

Dont know why they should smell horrid. Chop the skins up and put them round your rose bushes, its good for them.

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to cut or not to cut

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