Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:50

Hi Caral, are you in the Forest of Dean? I am in Cheltenham,  Love going there for dog walks.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 15:08

Fruitcake, if its any consolation, one of my next door plot holders, who has a full plot and who I share my split shed with,  I have only seen twice since last year,. He likes to use loads of weedkiller (I'm trying to be organic)  and the people with the top half of my plot are so messy its not true (keep hoping they will leave). Luckily the people the other side of me with the chickens are like minded, so we have a good moan together 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 11:52

Hi Caral, congrats on your new plot, you cant use enough horse manure in my opinion, especially on clay soil

Growing carrots in a container

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 16:22

growing spuds in mine!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 15:53

Garden Girl. Lucky you with light soil, I could throw pots with my clay soil (really hard work!!) 

Zoomer, get a hamock


Well done Stagbeetle, its taking shape now, bet your chuffed

Potato Vine

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:45

Got one in a large pot too, looks really lovely and just needs a bit of pruning.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:21

Hi GG, dont be too put off by that, people come and go for different reasons and many dont realize what hard work clearing a plot can be. As Zoomer says, you could have hidden raised beds or paths, hence the unevenness in the ground levels. Mine was like that, but once you start digging and clearing you will probably find some sort of layout.  Hard to tell till its all strimmed and stripped back.

Have you asked if you could have it rent free for a bit and have a go at clearing it ?

What sort of soil have you got in your area? 

Do the other plots look productive, if so then you should be ok, or do raised beds. Good luck with your decision either way

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 15:03

Hey Garden Girl, have you decided yet, your keeping us on tender hooks 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 13:39

Oh you poor thing Zoomer, that's awful, hope you make a speedy recovery

Plan B might be to get some plug plants from the garden centre, not as much fun .

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 10:14

Wow GG, at  last a plot!! Looks no worse than mine did last year, its very daunting to start with a "field" but as all of us have learnt, do a bit at a time. Does it have a shed? if so get a good padlock and dont leave expensive tools if there is a break- in issue. Re wind and exposed area to footpath: you could plant some fruit bushes/hedging etc, check with the council if you can have the plot rent free until its cleared (thats what they offered me)

 (just tried to upload photo of my "Field" before and after!


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