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Posted: 09/06/2015 at 12:28

Still digging up my onions and drying them off. Will get leeks in next, they are getting big enough. Dont have many seedlings in trays on the go,  trying to direct sow instead.

Nice to share out excess plants Zoomer, I have given a few trays of plants away, its so easy to over do the seedlings! Some stuff you can eat as micro greens too though.

Saw a skip full of cotswold stone paving slabs, so will grab some tonight.

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Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:26

Cool Edd

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Posted: 08/06/2015 at 10:45

Hi Garden Girl, glad you had a nice day out. I like the string holder!

Went to the plot yesterday for a few hours, re potted and staked a load of tomato plants. Dug in some more manure and planted some assorted squashes, marigolds and kale. One of the plot holders with chickens accepts "donations" for his surplus eggs, which we had for breakfast yesterday, they were lovely and fresh, glad I have an egg supplier now, no more supermarket eggs!!

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Posted: 06/06/2015 at 11:50

Hi All, had a lovely day at Abbey Gardens, it is stunning. Met the owner too, she was very lovely. Took lots of photos so will put them on Facebook Walked down to the plot with OH when we got back to see if all was well, Hope to spend this evening up there tonight to finish off digging the bed ready for the squash to go in.


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Posted: 03/06/2015 at 15:08

Going up tonight to water the stuff indoors

Its our Wedding anniversary tomorrow, so we are going to Abbey House gardens in Malmesbury for a nice day out, weather forecast is good (it's NOT nudist daylol. 

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Posted: 03/06/2015 at 10:37

I'm at work today, just been in the unit next door which is a florists wholesaler. I go past every day but have never asked prices of stuff as I thought you had to be trade to purchase. Good news is you dont and I can get lots of different potted plants very cheaply (more than half the cost than in the shops or GC's) happy days! 

KEF, I will take the aubergines back home to put in my glass greenhouse, I think it is warmer than the polytunnel, and see how they get on. My peppers are small too so will do the same.


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Posted: 02/06/2015 at 09:38

Zoomer, its interesting to see how plots vary even on the same site, some people on my allotment are way behind, others seem to be in advance.  My toms are almost ready to plant out but my aubergines are minute! 

Went up last night in that foul weather (had to walk the dogs anyway) to make sure nothing had been blown over in the wind. Garden furniture was strewn around the lawn this morning

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Posted: 01/06/2015 at 12:12

Keep up the good work GG,  this time next year you can look back and pat yourself on the back, as I am sure it will look amazing.

Had a lovely afternoon at the plot yesterday, the sun came out and it was quite hot. Got some more beetroots and turnips seeds in between the rows of sweetcorn .Dug up half my garlic as they were ready and I need the space. Potatoes are just starting to come into flower now. 

tempted to leave a plate, some cutlery in my shed so I can have a salad there for lunch

. Made a nice veg soup for supper with home grown stuff yum

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Posted: 30/05/2015 at 11:37

Lucky you GG, I'm at work today, and the dog I am dog sitting is being collected at 6pm, I will get there tonight for a little while. I long for a full day spent on my plot! 

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Posted: 29/05/2015 at 16:25

Hi Angel, there is an article on this problem on this site  

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