Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:49

Hi All. Had a good half day at Malvern, I had forgotten just how beautiful that area is, and the hills make a very dramatic backdrop to the show.

  Spent most of the day looking around the flower displays and came home with a trolley load of plants and an empty purse!! It was incredibly busy, best show garden was the Spanish themed one, it was lovely.Did'n t have time to do all of it as there was so much to see (and too many people!) Might go again in the Autumn.

Still managed to get to the plot last night, did a bit more digging ready for the sweetcorn to go in and found a Victorian clay pipe and some old broken bits of patterned china ware. Got some French beans and more peas planted, so the beds are filling up gradually.

The horse tail is springing up all over the place, so having to weed every day now.  

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:12

Lorna, I'm inclined to agree that husbands do come into the "hobby" category!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 10:33

Went up to my plot last night but got rained off again! So much has grown and it needs getting in the ground or potting on (not enough hours in the day!) 

Broadbeans have had an attack of weavils i think, as they look nibbled round the edges. Any suggestions welcome

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:56

Thanks Gardengirl, just watched her. Not been to Malvern show before, looks good. Luckily its not far from me either.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:26

Thats a good idea KEF, I was wondering what to do with all that lovely soil in my potato sacks.

Had my first crop of radishes yesterday, yum (not too peppery).   Will try and get my beans in this weekend, but off to Malvern Flower show on Sunday. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 14:12

Good luck with it GG, spent all last summer doing that on mine.

Not sure whats going on with this website, pics are really hard to get on for some reason, think their IT need to get onto it


how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:14

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:59

Thanks for all the Camelia advice and hangover cures

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:55

Thanks Garden Girl. Not sure if there is a waiting list at the moment, but I am in contact with the allotment officer at the council and I asked her for first refusal on that plot, or if they want to reduce its size that I would be happy to take it on. If I see the chinese people again, i will suggest it. Hope your backs not aching with all the digging, What are you going to plant when your new beds are dug? 

Like the water bottle idea Fruitcake. 

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:10

Sorry to jump in on your topic Wonkywomble, but perhaps some one can advise on when to prune a straggly Camelia. I have one in clay soil that I put horse muck on and its very happy. Just inherited one about the same size ie 3' but its been in a pot and looks very leggy and lopsided

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