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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 16:29

Hi all, car broke down yesterday so couldnt go horse riding and spent most of the day weeding, mulching the garden instead    Got to the plot in the evening for a short while (on foot)  and found a huge bag full of coffee grounds left for me by another plotter.  (its supposed to be good for the soil, certainly made it smell lovely!

I grew loads of garlic last year and quite a lot of it is sprouting so I have re planted them in modules, Should have masses of garlic this year

car is now fixed

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:29

Good day at the plot yesterday, got more horse and chicken muck dug in. Moved my gooseberry bushes as they were in a difficult to get to area (too close to a fence for weeding and harvesting,) I now have all my fruit bushes in  a neat row. Planted my garlic in modules as I missed planting them direct last year. 

Indoor seedlings are coming on quickly some of my tomatoes and chillies are up already.

Chinese man next door making good progress with his tidy up but he keeps chucking his weeds and unwanted stuff in the hedge!! Will have to polish up my Mandarin and have a word!!!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 09:46

Mine is very dry too Aster, Mix it up with some water and fresh grass cuttings.

Chinese man came up at the weekend, cleared up his mess and did quite a lot thank goodness!I would hate to have to the complain to council

Did a lot of digging, so aching quite a bit today! 

Got some lovely rotted chicken manure from the chicken shed at the stables where I ride, so spread some of that over. Its great stuff, really crumbly.

All our plots are taken this year so no chance of any more space.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 14:45

Hi all, went to my plot on Thursday. The chinese man on the next plot has been buying spring onions from the super market and planting them! I would'nt mind but he has left all the plastic packets all over his plot, so when it gets windy, guess where thats going to blow If its not gone by tomorrow I will email photo to council officer!!  HIs plot looks an absolute tip!

Will go up tonight to do more digging over. just been to Homebase and bought some more compost and some bedding plants as the garden looks a bit dull now. Have a lovely weekend 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 15:01

GG, they dont take long to germinate but are late summer flowering.

Lovely plot Aster, are you in the countryside, it looks very rural or is that an illusion?

Went to Aldi today to do my weekly shop, big poster for the garden stuff advertising it for todays date, guess what, no gardening stuff to be seen (tools etc) Plenty of plants and small trees though

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 11:46

GG,  Cleomes are easy to grow and look fab, I grow them every year for the back of the borders in the garden. 

will take a peek in Aldi later this week i have 2 garden forks both only have 3 tines as I keep breaking them

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 12:46

Hi GG, purple kale sowing in March I think (I was going to sow some yesterday but held off).

Sowed peppers 2 sorts, leeks, 3 varieties of tomato (tumbling tom, gardeners delight and money maker), white cosmos,& cleome

 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:03

Best to bag up roots and leave them for a couple of years or soak them and make a liquid feed.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:18

My day off yesterday was a wash out again so did'nt get up to my plot. Did go and buy a cherry tree though from Aldi for about £3 so potted it up ready to take with me next time, I will plant it near my shed so it does'nt block out too much sun when it gets bigger. It will also act as a sun shade for my 2 dogs who like lying in my shed while I'm working !.

Got some more seeds from The Range. Patty pan squash, some interesting round courgettes (cant remember names) and beetroot. I will get some seeds sown this weekend as its supposed to warm up a bit.

 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 15:59

I'm with you on that Aster! There's no excuse for using your allotment like a scrap yard, you would think people would treat them with some degree of pride and care

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