Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:24

Mmmmmm...Rhubarb vodka, all round to your place then GWRS

Did you get your greenhouse Garden Girl?? Buzzie, you can use nettles for making nettle tea for your plants. I have some brewing at the back of the shed (stinky, but it works well as a fertilizer)

Went up yesterday evening and finished digging the last bit near the paths. Planted all my sweetcorn, its grown already! Chinese people have made a lot of progress in the last few days, 90% of their plot is now cultivated and he has even cut down all the long grass, so looks like I wont be getting any of their space. Never mind!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:41

Hi All. Only got to see 1st and last of the Chelsea Design programme, it was on at an awkward time for me so will watch on catch up. Had a quick session at the plot last night re potting tomatoes and doing some weeding before rushing back to watch Monty!!

Nice that you have good people to help Stagbeetle.

Garden Girl you could try Freeads on line for a shed or Gumtree. Our sheds were provided by the council but you have to pay £12 a year rent. 

Dont know what to think of your predicament Fruitcake, is the shed rented too, can you not ask your allotment officer whats going on?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:41

Glad to hear you got some back up Stagbeetle, who did that lady think she is to park on your plot!! 

Did'nt go yesterday evening, too wet. Went for a nice long walk with the dogs instead and picked wild garlic, then went home and watched Chelsea garden design on TV. Some times its nice to have a rest!! (feeling a bit sore too GG)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:06

Hi GG, no gave up on the verbena this year, I grew it a couple of years ago, it seemed to take ages to germinate. How about you?

Glad I managed to get more plants in yesterday, its raining continuously today. Planted sweetcorn, brussell sprouts and cauliflower.

Chinese family turned up again so obviously want to make a go of it.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 09:30

Well don GG, have you made a layout plan where you want paths etc?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 13:58

Hope they will consider it GG.  Have a nice hot bath with Epsom salts in, that should ease the aches!!

Not sure why, but have hardly seen any slugs or snails on my plot this year will get the beer traps ready though

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 09:54

Hi All,  sounds like you are making good progress Garden Girl, that must have been really hard work cutting down brambles etc by hand. Can we see some photos soon? Did more digging last night, still reclaiming my beds on the side with the wide path, should give me a lot more growing space. I think i will also shrink down my paths that run across the plot too. The Chinese family showed up again and faffed about for a while, I did ask her if she wanted to let go of some space, if the plot was too much for them, that I would be interested 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:49

Thanks GWRS, I would be interested in knowing what it is, its worth a try

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:49

Hi All. Had a good half day at Malvern, I had forgotten just how beautiful that area is, and the hills make a very dramatic backdrop to the show.

  Spent most of the day looking around the flower displays and came home with a trolley load of plants and an empty purse!! It was incredibly busy, best show garden was the Spanish themed one, it was lovely.Did'n t have time to do all of it as there was so much to see (and too many people!) Might go again in the Autumn.

Still managed to get to the plot last night, did a bit more digging ready for the sweetcorn to go in and found a Victorian clay pipe and some old broken bits of patterned china ware. Got some French beans and more peas planted, so the beds are filling up gradually.

The horse tail is springing up all over the place, so having to weed every day now.  

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:12

Lorna, I'm inclined to agree that husbands do come into the "hobby" category!!

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