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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 17:11

Hi Zoomer44, just reading your post and noticed I put a remark on that I was still on the waiting list. Well, finally got my plot in June and like you, its on a slope and completely over grown but full of weeds and horse tail. I have covered half with tarpaulin/cardboard etc to deal with later and have dug 2 large beds that I have filled with assorted veg. Its going to take a few years adding manure and digging to get the soil clear but that's half the fun. No need to go to the gym!!

We have had peas, beans,tomato ,spuds and fruit. My neighbour has blackcurrant bushes they dont want so I have picked them and made jam and will transplant them to my plot. I have also bough some raspberrys to go in. I was lucky to get a shed and I have installed my walk in fabric green house, put up a few hanging baskets etc and planted some marigolds for a bit of colour. Its amazing how quickly you can transform your patch! Good luck with yours, hope you are enjoying it as much


petrol strimmers

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 09:28

Thanks for all the comments, Battery one sounds interesting, any one else had experience of using one. How long do the batteries last I wonder? AWB would be interested to hear how you got on with the screwfix combi cutter too.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 16:07

No not yet Forester, only bought them, but am saving up all my beetroots in the fridge at the moment to try it out this weekent. You can do it with any root veg ie parsnips etc

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 15:03

beetroot crisps Yum

petrol strimmers

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 15:01

No Phillipa, 5'4" lady! Thanks for your suggestions.

petrol strimmers

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 10:59

Hi all, can anyone recommend a petrol strimmer thats easy to use and not too heavy

I need one for my allotment and areas in the garden. 

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:54

I had this the second year I grew toms, still eating the chutney!

Toms need dry heat and air circulation dont think our hot humid weather is helping,

mine have been a bit hit and miss this year.

Horticultural Films

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 09:41

Perennials of the CarriBean ..mmm Johnny Depp !!

Great fun thread guys!!

Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:32

Nice one Peat B. I got a water butt off a skip the other day for my allotment and a load of 4 x 2" wood from a building site (with permission of course)that had been stripped out, perfect for making some raised beds. Love a freebie too

Like the re-cycling box idea, but where will I put all my empty wine bottles lol !!

hard earth

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:28

Hi jackthecat, add some horse manure in the autumn as a thick mulch, the worms in it will do the digging for you and your bulbs will not be disturbed, plus it will hold moisture better.

Discussions started by ginagibbs

petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
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Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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New Allotment

What to look for 
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to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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tomato blight

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Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
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