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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New Allotment

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:52

Thanks for all the above, some good things to consider. It seems quite a secure site with locked gates and a track leading to them so its not near the road, it also looks very organized (there are only about 20 plots). I am not sure how long these particular plots have been left, so I will have to wait and see on Monday. Keep you all posted, till then have a lovely weekend folks

p.s No sign of chickens so will have to ask about that!


New Allotment

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:28

Thanks guys, will keep all your comments in mind

Chelsea wish list

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:15

That was my favorite garden of them all Obelixx

New Allotment

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:12

Eeekkk ...I am sooo excited....., off to look at not 1, but 3 possible allotment sites. Have been on the waiting list for 2 years and today got the "phone call" from the site manager so going to meet her on Monday to check them out. (must be like buses, nothing for ages and then 3 come at once!!)Whats great is that this site is just along the road from where I live, so I can walk there and its quite small and cosy and sheltered. She has warned me they are a bit overgrown, but thats ok. Any suggestions what to avoid or look out for. I hope to get a shed and nearby water source. happy digging folks xx

Poor Germination

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:56

Hi Peat re green slime. I read somewhere to just use tap water and not water butt

water on your seedlings. Hope that helps worth a try!


First time greenhouse

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:56

too right Kef


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:47

I have heavy clay soil so use loads of horse manure and leaf mulch and do it every year. Hard work, but it helps

First time greenhouse

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 15:08

I got the gardening by getting one of these little growhouses for Christmas!  Enthusiasm abounded, so we then upgraded to a real (second hand ) glass green house. When my father in law come to visit, he was so delighted with our progress and the fact my glass house was chocker block with seedlings, he bought me a walk in growhouse. All 3 of them get used, especially this time of year.


What's the best thing to do with daffodils when the flower has died

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 10:47

Most of my daffs have come up, some I have already deadheaded but I've got a few that have come up "blind". I have given them a feed so hope this might help, any other advise? should I pull the bind ones up and re plant ?

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:50

I wish!!

Discussions started by ginagibbs

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Preparation help or advice 
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petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
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Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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New Allotment

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to cut or not to cut

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tomato blight

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Can you tell me wha this is? 
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tomato plant pests

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