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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 15:32

Hi fruitcake, i inherited a bottomless plastic half barrel, I wondered what it was for!

Was going to use it to grow spuds, but might be better for carrots

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:14

Got one of these at home GG, its what got me into gardening. Still use it as it takes the overspill of the greenhouse.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 09:35

Fruitcake, why do you think I was so keen to get a poly tunnel?!!!!

Seriously, we do have a loo on site but I think there are probably more spiders in there than my shed, so I too have a special bucket. plus its good to throw on the compost heap!!

Had to go to London yesterday so missed my normal Wednesday off to do any gardening. Shame, the weather was lovely. Got back at 6pm so had enough time to do a bit more sowing. Put salad and spinach seeds in my raised bed at home and did some cherry toms and more annuals..

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 10:40

I know the feeling Stagbeetle, my dining table and kitchen floor are piled up with propagators! !I have risked putting some of my seedlings in my unheated greenhouse and not lost any yet (it is bubble wrap insulated) Wont risk the tomatoes yet though. 

Thanks for the tip re. spuds, they are starting to chit now they are in a warm room I plan to put them in deep pots in the poly tunnel when they are ready.

I have been trying to warm up the soil by laying big sheets of black polythene over for the past few months. I have such cold wet clay so not in a hurry to plant just yet.

slugs on the run

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:32

  "chasing them around the garden" sounds like a good excuse not to join the Gym this year!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:30

Hi Stagbeetle, how is your Verbena Bonariensis doing, I have had some in a seed tray for what seems like weeks, still no sign of germination (, must be a slow starter!)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:23

Hi all. Spent all day yesterday with Hubby setting up the new poly tunnel, had to level the ground as its slopes. Put a raised bed in one corner, will put the rest of what I grow in pots and on the opposite side will make some racks out of my old walk in greenhouse for seed trays. Came home tired but happy hot bath and a large glass of Merlot !!!

Zoomer, I bought some seeds on line from Robinsons, lucky you to live nearby. I bought American tree spinach and Red Orache, quite unusual but tasted good, hoping they have self seeded for this year.

Lidl's bakery......I can smell it now!!!! mmmmm

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 16:47

Thanks for the tip guys, glad I asked but this is why this forum is so great!

Wish I was outside too, I have to work Saturdays, hoping this weather will stay like this for tomorrow. Enjoy you bath Fruitcake!!(have a nice glass of wine while your in there)

Happy weekend everyone

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 15:34

Thanks for the pics GG, will bring them indoors tonight, they can go in hubby's office,

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:44

Hi all. How are your spuds doing? I have had mine chitting in egg boxes in my carport, which is fairly light (north facing) and frost free, not warm though. Nothing seems to be happening. Should I bring them in doors or the green house (unheated)?  This is my first year for potatoes so not sure how long they take to get going.

Hubby is off work tomorrow so we are going to put up the poly tunnel, then I can get more seeds going.

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