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Latest posts by ginagibbs

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 11:25

Saying a sad goodbye to my Victoria Plum, its looking very sick this year. (no more jam

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:24

GG Had a good walk around (or should I say wade, as the grass was knee high!) I would advise taking a spade or fork like GWRS so you can see what the soil is like!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 09:56

Sorry to hear about your chooks Woo2, we have a mangey old fox on our site who thinks he owns the place and doesnt even bother to run away quickly, saw him yesterday and he just stared at me for ages!!

GG I didnt know Sunflowers kept the slugs away, you learn something new everyday! will have to grow loads more

I put my onions and garlic in end of September and both are doing well, probably about 8" high, but we did have some warm days(I'm in Glos)

Didnt spend much time at the plot this weekend as I thought it high time I cleaned the car, bathed the dogs, etc. did manage to paint some of the reclaimed trellis I found in a skip though. Its looking quite smart now!! I checked the label on the grape vine I bought, it is very hardy, out door variety so will put some trellis up for it near the shed and it can grow up over the roof.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 09:41

GG I have a strimmer, rake, spade and fork, shears to cut the grass (havnt got a lawn mower yet) gloves, scissors (very useful) secateurs, dibber, hoe. Luckily I have a lean too at the back so I keep my hose pipe and pots and seed trays etc  there out of the way.

Worth having bottle of water to drink (its hot work) or tea making facility!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:12

Never heard of an emergency fund GG.I wonder if its for some sort of insurance.

Glad to see the photos back, I missed seeing my little dog

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 14:19

I know what you will be doing this weekend then Gardengirl      re skips: you have to keep your eyes peeled plus a bit of luck. I will paint the trellis this weekend as its going to be wet, I can do that under cover in the garage

Other jobs for a wet weekend... bubble wrap inside of green house

Cant do any digging, last time I tried I could have made a clay pot!! 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:53

I bet they look sureal Zoomer. We dont have any beekeepers sadly.

Had a nice afternoon yesterday  at the plot. Did a bit of tidying up and planted broad beans, some were from my greenhouse and I put in a couple of packets of seeds aswell to see how they do. Shallots also went in.

I found loads of 2' wide trellis panels in a skip a few nights ago, I will use these for something, possibly a low fence to divide my plot and to put up the side of the shed to grow a grape vine.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 13:52

GWRS your plot looks so tidy!! Great news GG hope you get yours very soon, you seem so keen.

Did'nt get to mine on Sunday as had a lot to do in the garden giving it a pre winter tidy up and sorting out my new work/potting bench.

Felt somewhat devastated though as we have honey fungus in our garden from a dying tree and it is spreading. Just hoping my roses and other trees are healthy enough to not get infected.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:02

Last night I found a water butt on top of a skip, perfect for my allotment. (so it went in the back of my car of course!) Took it to the plot only to discover that the tree man had been and deposited another lovely big pile of wood chips. I can now finish my paths! While I was there, I flashed the torch on my frog pond, and sure enough I have a resident frog at last Great night all round (or am I easily pleased)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 15:01

Quite agree Beaus Mum, the scent is lovely and they are so pretty

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