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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:08

I over wintered onions and garlic (garlic was prolific but not very large,) will certainly do onions again though. I had put leeks and kale in a while ago so will leave in  till used up. I do plan to make a proper strawberry bed as they are too shaded by raspberry canes at the moment and the slugs got more than we did Apart from that, the rest can be mulched and left .

Please with my squash this year, last year I gave up. Courgettes not so brilliant though.. its very much win some and loose some!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:54

Rain at last!!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:06

Hi Garden Girl, awards not till November at allotment association meeting and dont know if they let on any earlier, such a long wait so will put it out of my head till then!

Went to the plot last night to pick some courgettes and eggs,, thought there would be no one there as it was almost dark but there was another family doing the same! nights are drawing in too soon


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Posted: 10/08/2015 at 14:30

Just got an invite through the post from the local council for the annual allotment awards, fingers crossed we might get a prize 

took this photo of my dog Mollie pretending to be a cabbage


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Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:44

Hi all, went to the plot over the weekend. Decided to bin the cauliflowers and a few of the cabbages, as every bug on the planet had decided to have a feast on them even though they were netted and slug pelleted!! Dug the ground over and planted some squash plants that needed a home instead.

Great dalias GWRS, I have grown some at home this year, they are really good value.

Loving all the pics. I took some last night so will try and upload them soon. 

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Posted: 06/08/2015 at 10:12

Ours does the same Pentille, I email the local tree surgeons and they drop wood chippings off, saves a fortune!

Mr Fox looks a lot healthier than the mangey one on our site,  not seen him for a while though.

Stagbeetle, why dont you put some old carpet or tarpaulins over the weedy areas, it should suppress the weeds and make it easier to dig, you can even grow a crop of squash over it? Plus dont be embarrassed by your plot, Rome wasnt built in  a day

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Posted: 04/08/2015 at 09:36

Sounds like a nice set up Scroggin, very handy. My plot is a 7 min walk. Thanks for the reminder to sow some spring cabbage.

Raspberries are now ripe, they have'nt make it home  though 'cos I keep eating them while I am working Going to make another Greek spinach and fetta cheese pie tonight to use up my mountain of spinach! 

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Posted: 31/07/2015 at 12:26

No blackberries round here yet GG we must be much colder. 

Had to email council again about the weeds on my neighbours plot, he hardly ever tends it and he has a full size plot thats only half cultivated  

On a positive note, my shopping bill has gone down as am using as much home grown as possible 

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Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:23

Hi all, got a good soaking at the plot yesterday but at least that meant not having to get the hose pipe out for a change. Interesting to see who is harvesting what at the moment, my fruit has been pretty poor this year, but I have gluts of peas and beans, chard,celery,beetroot, endive,cabbage, spinach etc. Cauliflowers,Sweetcorn and squash doing really well ( I nearly gave up with the squash as it was taking ages to get going, now i have had to install a climbing frame for it!)

Not sure what the problem is with your pak choi, GWRS, can you put a picture up? I havnt grown any this year. 

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Posted: 20/07/2015 at 12:12

Hi All, been on a 2 week break so have not looked at my computer!! Well done GWRS for your prizes, you must be chuffed to bits.Glad to hear you are all having success with your growing season!

Plot is looking good, I have cauliflowers now, not ready to harvest yet though. Been harvesting and eating french beans, peas, khol rabi chard etc, plenty to get through !!

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