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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

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:30

Hi all, drove past my plot on Friday too see a big pile of wood chippings in the car park, courtesy of our local council. Managed to enlist help from hubby to wheelbarrow lots of it to my plot to cover the paths and other areas likely to get boggy in the winter.Also used it to mulch under the fruit bushes. Suddenly its all coming together and looking quite smart! (will take a photo soon)

Picked a bunch of turnips, garlic, onions, toms, courgettes, carrots, pak choi herbs etc and made a batch of  what we now call "Allotment soup" It tasted fantastic

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:50

Hi All, last trip to the plot was Sunday. I dug over a new bed for my raspberry canes and 2 small apple trees, planted them all and put some wood round the edges to finish it off neatly. The apple trees I plan to train over an arch (got one for £7 at The Range). Have not been able to get back as there has been so much going on at home, and my little dog has been very ill so have been back and forth to the vet. (she is much better now than goodness!)

Td immunisations...

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:38

He looks lovely Dorset ,My mare died at 30 from a bout of colic. I also had an ex race horse for many years, but after he had to be put down after breaking a foreleg very badly in his field, I decided no more horses, so I just ride a friends one now twice a week. Hence that's why I have more time on my hands for gardening!

Bye the way Victoria, she did clear it, but I landed on my head and got concussion and was black and blue all over!!

Plum problem!

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 17:21

Sorry to gate crash,, but as we are on the subject of plum trees, mine has had silver leaf for about 4 years now. It still bares fruit but looks awful. should I cut it down, its a  very old tree and would be sad to loose it

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 17:18

Last one I had was when I fell off my horse rather spectacularly, when she decided to jump a five bar gate.

I was riding her bareback and had no hard hat on (and no intention of jumping anything either!!)

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:20

Good thread, I stabbed my toe with a gardening fork (yes I did have shoes on!!) Note to all, keep a first aid box in your shed (and get a jab)

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