Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 16:57

Hi Pat, I dont have a dehydrating machine, will have to look into getting one

Like the idea of a knitted dog coat and scarf, sounds really cute!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 10:54

Hi all, just back from a mini break in South Devon, glorious part of the country. Had my birthday there and a wedding to go to,so it was quite eventful.

Yesterday was stunning weather and I had not been to my plot for 6 days so it was looking in need of some TLC. harvested the remaining bush beans, loads of cherry toms and some squash. Ate the first of my sweetcorn cobs last night, wow what a difference, so sweet. Some of my kale had been decimated by catapillers so fed them to the chickens  

Sown some cabbage and broccoli seeds, might be a bit late but if we get an indian summer they should grow ok.

Any one got any good recipies for celery, I have got masses of them!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:46

Dont mind mice Zoomer, I hate slugs and spiders There are a lot of cats that visit, so have not seen any mice, cats must be doing a good job!

Had a lovely afternoon at my plot on Wednesday.Had a good tidy up session, weeded and mowed the paths etc. Made 18 new strawberry plants from runners for my planned new bed for next year.

Italian Yellow bush beans have been a success with my OH, must remember them for next yr. Also got Haricots growing. My tiny apple tree is producing some fruit so should have a few apples. (scrumped some cookers from my next door neighbour at home for apple pie!!) 

Still waiting for sweetcorn to be ready. Have a good Bank Holiday folks.  

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Posted: 24/08/2015 at 11:48

Garden Girl, my cauliflowers did the same ! I ate one or two but threw the rest away as they looked awful, will try again next year just in case it was the weather. Got 2 fab pati pan squash, I assume you cook them the same as butter nut? 

We cut courgettes length ways and cook them in olive oil on a griddle pan, yum!

Zoomer I have a resident frog in my mini frog pond (black washing up bowl sunk into the ground..see front right in pic I put some stones around and in the bowl to disguise it!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:08

I over wintered onions and garlic (garlic was prolific but not very large,) will certainly do onions again though. I had put leeks and kale in a while ago so will leave in  till used up. I do plan to make a proper strawberry bed as they are too shaded by raspberry canes at the moment and the slugs got more than we did Apart from that, the rest can be mulched and left .

Please with my squash this year, last year I gave up. Courgettes not so brilliant though.. its very much win some and loose some!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:54

Rain at last!!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:06

Hi Garden Girl, awards not till November at allotment association meeting and dont know if they let on any earlier, such a long wait so will put it out of my head till then!

Went to the plot last night to pick some courgettes and eggs,, thought there would be no one there as it was almost dark but there was another family doing the same! nights are drawing in too soon


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Posted: 10/08/2015 at 14:30

Just got an invite through the post from the local council for the annual allotment awards, fingers crossed we might get a prize 

took this photo of my dog Mollie pretending to be a cabbage


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:44

Hi all, went to the plot over the weekend. Decided to bin the cauliflowers and a few of the cabbages, as every bug on the planet had decided to have a feast on them even though they were netted and slug pelleted!! Dug the ground over and planted some squash plants that needed a home instead.

Great dalias GWRS, I have grown some at home this year, they are really good value.

Loving all the pics. I took some last night so will try and upload them soon. 

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Posted: 06/08/2015 at 10:12

Ours does the same Pentille, I email the local tree surgeons and they drop wood chippings off, saves a fortune!

Mr Fox looks a lot healthier than the mangey one on our site,  not seen him for a while though.

Stagbeetle, why dont you put some old carpet or tarpaulins over the weedy areas, it should suppress the weeds and make it easier to dig, you can even grow a crop of squash over it? Plus dont be embarrassed by your plot, Rome wasnt built in  a day

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