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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 11:38

Had a quick look Woo (this thread has been going on such a long time, I'd forgotton, sorry!) It looks lovely, good luck with the new greenhouse!

Yep, cant wait for the poly tunnel to go up, will have a go at the weekend if I get time and the weather is not too foul

Just discovered Carol Klein's series on grow your own veg on Youtube, any one else seen it?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 10:10

Woo, I think we would all love to see a photo of your village allotment garden, sounds lovely.

Got some freebies off a local farm on Wednesday (its being demolished) a few lengths of plumbers pipe to make cloche hoops and a roll of chicken wire which I can use for growing peas up. I do love a freebie


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:12

I grew aubergines once, they were very small. I do eat them a lot as Baba Ghanoush (middle eastern dip) Roast them for 1/2 hr in their skins and mash them up with sesame paste , lemon juice and garlic.  Yumm Bit like a smoky hummus.

Woo, I use the heated propagator for anything seedlings, nothing specific.

Poly tunnel arrived today so need to shift a few things around to  fit it in. I have a small raised bed to go in and some of the shelves from my wind wrecked walk in greenhouse. Happy days!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:36

me too, never give up

Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:37

Welcome Tracy, my husband is called Nigel, love Nigel the dog as well!! 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:35

Weyplotter, I grew Aubergines and peppers a few years ago in my GH. Hope you have more success than me, they were very small, not sure if I fed them enough. Great that you have your new GH to play in! Father in law gave me an electric propogator, I use it in the kitchen to get stuff going then move them to the GH when the weather is warmer.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 14:38

Wow, if thats the case, thats really bad. (and I own 2 dogs!!) So sorry you are having this problem, they give us dog owners a bad reputation Ring the council, perhaps they will put up some signs.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:55

Hi Stagbeetle, re dog poo alley, if its council owned you could ask them to put dog poo bins at either end, then the dog walkers can bag and bin it? worth a try!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 10:01

Weather here in Gloucestershire was dreadful yesterday, did'nt venture out in the garden let alone the allotment, must be the first time for ages !!

Last week one of the ladies at the site gave me some stems of Boysenberry to plant, hers are massive so I'm hoping for good things, just need to get some stakes and wires to hold them up with. Planted some Jerusalem Artichokes too.

Weyplotter, our water gets turned off too so we use water butt water instead, not much use for washing wellies though.

Well done with your plot Victoria, its looking really tidy now. Its good to get the structure sorted before you start growing.

Still waiting for the poly tunnel, think its due Wednesday.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 10:35

Have a lovely holiday GWRS, going anywhere exotic?

Working today and looking out at blue sky. No gardening for me. Tomorrow is supposed to be a wash out so will get spring cleaning indoors instead.

Still waiting for my poly tunnel to arrive

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