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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

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.


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:32

Hi Wonky legs, like the name too

wool pellets

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:59

Going to try horse hair as a slug repellent, as they are moulting like mad now, and I have a free supply   Will let you know if that works

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:55

Had the same problem but I scattered holly leaves on the top, seems to work fine

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:51

Eclipse not too bad here either.

I'm plot no 14B

Any advice for first ever visit to RHS Chelsea & GW Live?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:28

Really good advise Ed, would like to go to BBC Gardeners world this year.

We had good clear sky this morning in Glos to see the eclipse.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:23

My sister is a tattoo'ist (been doing it long before it got so popular)

Wont let her anywhere near me

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:39

Dont panic Stagbeetle, I have nothing in the ground yet apart from fruit trees and bushes, onions and garlic from last year, this is true of nearly all the plots at my site.. Plants are good at catching up. I doubt if you will be judged on a 60% target except in high summer when most plots will be romping away. My neighbour who is Chinese buys plants from the supermarket and plants those on his plot!!not suggesting you resort to that though!!

Keep trying again with the seeds, if the soil is already damp when you sow, leave it a few days before watering and only water when its looking on the dry side. My broadbeans all have a green layer on top but are still growing well. Its all trial and error

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:14

Thanks GWRS will contact wild life trust instead, dont want my dogs getting it again! plus feel very sorry for Mr Fox, he must be quite sick.

Looking forward to seeing lots of baby frogs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:54

Went to my plot yesterday, sowed some peas in guttering in poly tunnel and some more broad beans. Had a bit of a dig on one of the beds, still very heavy clay despite all the horse muck I've put on, dont know if I will get a "fine tilth" this year!

Sowed my sweet peas in October and they have overwintered in the GH, they are now getting very big!

Big old fox showed up, he looked like a lion as his rear end had no hair from being so mangey. Wonder if we should call the RSPCA, fox mange is contagious to dogs (I know as mine had it and she was pretty poorly).

As I was leaving i noticed a massive clump of frogs spawn in the brook, hope we get lots of frogs

GG I had a phone call when my plot came up, from the plot warden and she met me to show me which ones were vacant. We are local council run, so I expect others may be different.

Stagbeetle, suggest you dig a trench for your Runner beans and fill it with cardboard and then as much garden waste as you can get, cover the soil back when you are ready to put the beans in. Interested to know if anyone does any different method

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