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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:02

Last night I found a water butt on top of a skip, perfect for my allotment. (so it went in the back of my car of course!) Took it to the plot only to discover that the tree man had been and deposited another lovely big pile of wood chips. I can now finish my paths! While I was there, I flashed the torch on my frog pond, and sure enough I have a resident frog at last Great night all round (or am I easily pleased)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 15:01

Quite agree Beaus Mum, the scent is lovely and they are so pretty

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:00

Happy Birthday for yesterday Woo2. GWRS, re pallets, try industrial areas/warehouses etc where they have deliveries.

Its sunny today but I am stuck indoors (at work), not looking forward to the journey home, its race day at Cheltenham and traffic gets snarled up.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:29

Nice one Fruitcake, I work on a business park and we have loads of pallets, no one minds if you take them

Lemon Tree success

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 14:56

Hi Jane,

Monty Don has his outside in the summer and brings them in for the winter, so I think your safe for a good few years yet. Sounds like you have a happy tree

Free Holiday in the Dordogne France

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:19

RB lol

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:08

Hi GWRS its stopped raining here, but wont be up to mine until Sunday now to plant some broad beans and shallots this time.

Hubby got a free display cabinet for my potting area from work. Its about 3 mts long and has doors so i can store all my pots and stuff. it will look a lot better than the old broken kitchen unit i am currently using and its work bench height very useful!

Kale Seedlings

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 14:59

Just googled, there are loads of images.

pictures have gone

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 10:27

Still waiting for the pictures!!This has been going on for a while now, do you think the IT department know?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 09:38

Morning all,  Saturday morning  course at the Cotswold Gardening school was very enjoyable, I came home buzzing. Had a one to one session with Carolyn Tatham (award winning garden designer and lecturer at Highgrove!!) She was really helpful &  interesting & we got on like a house on fire. Had a tour of her 9 acre garden after her lecture (which was more of a discussion really.)  The school is next to her 15th century house, which in itself has an amazing history. Well worth going if you live in the West Country.

Spent Sunday at the allotment and have finally finished the beds (well, covered the last square metre with cardboard and muck as it  was far too wet to dig), tidied and weeded, made 2 compost bays & pruned the fruit bushes!!All  looks winter ready now.

What a weekend!!


p.s sorry about your chooks Fruitcake, I'm sure something will turn up

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