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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 09:49

We have snow too now

Ed what are you supposed to do with the Bicarbonate of soda?

Bargain Buy of 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 09:33

Hi Nut, try Homebase for grit. Got some nice palms there too, marked down to half price recently.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 17:17

 went to my plot yesterday to cover some of the beds with black polythene,( its re cycled plastic wrapping from the carpets that get delivered at my work.)in the hope this will warm up the soil ready for planting.

Sowed my first lot of seeds, just some giant leeks for now, will do some more over the coming weeks, but cant do too many at this time of year as the greenhouse is too cold and I leave my seed trays on the kitchen floor near the french doors !

Got new wellies too this year (they are green GG!!)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:15

Ohh Edd, you are naughty!!

Mexican feather grass

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 15:45

wow Edd!!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 15:43


Went up to my plot yesterday, laid some black sheeting over i of the beds to start warming it up, not going to sow any seeds until Feb/March this year. Got my seed potatoes ready to chit. Cant wait till the spring

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:40

Congrats Mitch, happy allotmenteering. Sounds like you got a gem.

Roy, are you stock piling compost in your shed !! !lol Shed looking good, much bigger than mine.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 10:54

Hi Mitch, welcome and sorry to hear about your Dad, just lost mine so I know how you feel, especially as they are not there to share/advise anymore. As Zoomer says there are lots of good site on Youtube that are worth following for tips especially how to tackle a new plot.  Good luck


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 11:50

Does any one have a poly tunnel?If so how easy are they to anchor down? (My plastic walk in grow house is too far gone after the last storm to re erect!) 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 09:30

Hi Woo, thanks, you are all so kind.

Re hotbeds, Harry Dodson made one in the Victorian Garden series (you could youtube it)  You will need a lot  of farm yard muck!!

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