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Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:23

My sister is a tattoo'ist (been doing it long before it got so popular)

Wont let her anywhere near me

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Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:39

Dont panic Stagbeetle, I have nothing in the ground yet apart from fruit trees and bushes, onions and garlic from last year, this is true of nearly all the plots at my site.. Plants are good at catching up. I doubt if you will be judged on a 60% target except in high summer when most plots will be romping away. My neighbour who is Chinese buys plants from the supermarket and plants those on his plot!!not suggesting you resort to that though!!

Keep trying again with the seeds, if the soil is already damp when you sow, leave it a few days before watering and only water when its looking on the dry side. My broadbeans all have a green layer on top but are still growing well. Its all trial and error

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Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:14

Thanks GWRS will contact wild life trust instead, dont want my dogs getting it again! plus feel very sorry for Mr Fox, he must be quite sick.

Looking forward to seeing lots of baby frogs

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Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:54

Went to my plot yesterday, sowed some peas in guttering in poly tunnel and some more broad beans. Had a bit of a dig on one of the beds, still very heavy clay despite all the horse muck I've put on, dont know if I will get a "fine tilth" this year!

Sowed my sweet peas in October and they have overwintered in the GH, they are now getting very big!

Big old fox showed up, he looked like a lion as his rear end had no hair from being so mangey. Wonder if we should call the RSPCA, fox mange is contagious to dogs (I know as mine had it and she was pretty poorly).

As I was leaving i noticed a massive clump of frogs spawn in the brook, hope we get lots of frogs

GG I had a phone call when my plot came up, from the plot warden and she met me to show me which ones were vacant. We are local council run, so I expect others may be different.

Stagbeetle, suggest you dig a trench for your Runner beans and fill it with cardboard and then as much garden waste as you can get, cover the soil back when you are ready to put the beans in. Interested to know if anyone does any different method

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Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:20

Red Cabbage?

Sorry to hear about your toms, have they got too cold?

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Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:42

Some of my toms are getting second leaves now, still no sign of the Verbena's yet!!

Cauliflowers have popped up though.

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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 16:16

sounds like a better idea GG, wet and cold here too, but stuck in office waiting for new computer system training

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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:51

Wow,great news Garden Girl, you must be very chuffed, lets hope one comes up very soon.

Dont worry about the seeds Woo, there is time, I have'nt done quite a few yet, there is only so much room for all these propagators!

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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:59

Lucky Chooks Fuitcake. Only had a flying visit to Allotment yesterday as I  desperately needed to finish tidying our flower borders at home and do a bit of planting/moving plants etc. Glad to see the rhubarb growing at the plot as my rhubarb plant at home has been decimated by honey fungus. Sowed some salad at home too as its shadier and I can grab some when I need it. Broad beans are coming along now,  will sow some peas in guttering tonight ready to go out in April. Cant wait till Easter, hoping the weather will be warm enough to plant something! Happy gardening everyone

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Posted: 14/03/2015 at 11:28

Hi GWRS, went to Norway a few years back for work, absolutely stunning country, I was blown away by the glorious scenery. Stayed in a hotel overlooking Geirangerfjord .Went in the summer though, so no Northern Lights, midnight sun instead. Hope you had a lovely time too.

Woo, I started my toms in a heated propagator so they came up very fast. The series on You Tube is just called "The Allotment"   (by Silver Surfer.)

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