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Latest posts by ginagibbs

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:24

Lighting candles after 7pm cos of the power cuts in the'70's and playing cards or board games till bed time or playing in the street.

Hiding behind the sofa watching Lost in Space or Dr Who, the monsters were too scary!

Making show jumps out of sticks and broom handles to ride our home made hobby horses and getting told off by dad for" cutting up" his lawn. Eating gooseberry and black berry's from the garden The Baker man delivering bread and cakes in a huge rectangular basket, he always came in through the back door and stopped for a cuppa

Weather warnings issued

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 09:54

Wow, thanks for that Charlie November, whats the fore cast for this weekend for the south west please?

P.s is the pigeon ok?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 09:50

Wind has dropped today thank goodness, but its quite cold now. Hope it warms up for the weekend as I have a rare 4 days off, cant wait ! Planning to get all my chitted spuds in and do some more sowing and digging. I still have a shelving rack to assemble for the inside of the poly tunnel. I think this weekend is going to fly by.

What have you guys got planned ?


Weather warnings issued

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

New allotment OMG...

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?

New allotment OMG...

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

New allotment OMG...

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.

New allotment OMG...

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

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