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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 12:00

We can have bonfires between October and March. I went to Wicks today and got an incinerator, they are on special offer £16.99 reduced from about £30

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 12:49

Hi all, Spent yesterday afternoon digging more weeds out as I want to plant my onions. Spring cabbage is in now and just planted some tulips and wallflowers for a bit of spring colour. I can now have a bonfire and get rid of a lot of rubbish thats been piling up (we are restricted on this)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:48

Glad its not just me then lol

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:15

I need to "get a life" I've got into watching Sean's Allotment on Youtube, is any one else a fan?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:19

Hi Mel M, i'm not that away far from Brum, I've lived in Cheltenham this past 25 yrs although I am an Essex girl !!!

We dont pay for water on our site, but have to supply our own hoses and water butts. I am lucky to have a tap at the top of my plot.

The people on the plot next to me have chickens. They know me now and cluck when I arrive, as I give them dandelion leaves or slugs when I find any. We also have some very laid back foxes  who dont even run off when they see my dogs!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:42

Wow Mel M you've got a good deal. I have to pay £10 for my shed on top of the £50 rent. My neighbours on 2 sides seem to have lost interest, and as  I would like a bit more space I was thinking of asking but I dont want to pay £100 a year!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:57

Hi Zoomer, did you get the other half plot? Also do they charge you the same price or do a special price for the 2. The reason I ask is that i pay £50 for my half plot which is the same as those with a full plot on our site.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:13

Hi Mel M. I would love to have a bigger plot mine is only a half plot. Such a long waiting list here so not sure if I can get more space. Yours sounds wonderful

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:01


Spent all yesterday afternoon doing more digging and weeding ready for the onions and garlic. however I have been feeling very guilty of disrupting the habitat of a family of frogs on my plot who like to hide under the tarpaulin and cardboard I put down to suppress the weeds.So  I purchased a black washing up bowl and got some pond weed to put in along with a couple of bricks, dug a hole for it so its ground level and now have 1 happy frog. I hope the rest come and join him We have newts and slow worms too


Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 15:11

I have had them last till November but they start to look weird in the dull light so I pull  them out

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recomendations please 
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No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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