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

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:55

When I'm not in the garden, green house or up at the allotment, I ride a friends horse, walk my 2 cavalier king charles spaniels, and if I have any energy left, do aerobics! I love cooking too hence the allotment and I like making up my own recipes. I work full time and have my own interior design business, so not much time for any thing else.

However, nothing beats a nice glass of wine in the garden with hubby, to wind down in the evening.(well, o.k, its not exactly a hobby, but we enjoy it)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:44

Think the frost might have got to my peas and beans Fruitcake,it certainly got the spuds as they looked like they had been singed on top! hope they will all recover.Sounds like you've got the same problem as me with the overgrown plot weeds!

The chinese lady with the scruffy plot came up last night while i was there, got chatting and it was clear she did'nt have a clue about gardening. I did warn her of the amount of work and time it takes to get it up to scratch, and gave her a few tips. I will ask if she wants to let a bit of it go next time I see her, as she was talking about covering half of it up.Gave her one of my darlek composters that i did'nt use (anything to see it look tidier!!)

my first produce

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 16:45

Well done Ice, 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 12:00

Debs, I would count dry grass as brown stuff

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 11:06

It does'nt look too bad GG, seen a lot worse, just needs a good strim and digging. Is this plot near the public path, I got the impression you did'nt like the location of the first one because of that? Can you find out if its smaller, ours are all supposed to be the same, but some are whole plots or half plots.

Thanks for the link re peas, I will have a look

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 09:37

I love rhubarb, tried to grow it at home and it died of a honey fungus infection from a nearby tree that had it. Got some on my allotment but as I moved its location, its a bit of a baby this year. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 09:32

Hi Zoomer, just messaged my email re photo's

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 09:30

Happy Birthday GWRS

Had a go at mowing my grass paths yesterday, first time this year as I just got a little cylinder mower. The people with the messy plot turned up after I left so I expect they want to keep it and make a go of it. We'll see how it goes!! 

Planted some peas, I think they are Kelvedon Wonder, they dont look happy, as they are going a bit yellow instead of staying green. Grew them last year without much success on the plot, although they grew really well at home (different soil),  I have done a lot of work improving the soil since then, so I dont quite know whats wrong, any ideas guys?

"The Blues"

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:22

this is my star of the garden at the moment, ceanothus


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:40

Hi Zoomer, it is good news for me, but also a bit sad really, as they are a nice Chinese family and we were all hoping to see some really interesting things being grown. Unfortunately, that just did'nt happen

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