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Posted: 21/02/2017 at 12:49

Hi Emma28, why don't you try some wood chippings on your  path. I have a sloping path and got fed up with slipping and twisting my ankles. The wood chip absorbs the moisture and makes it so much easier to walk on as it levels out the ground. Our council arrange to get free chippings from local tree surgeons, or you could arrange it yourself.

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Posted: 17/02/2017 at 10:11

Garden Girl, I put a bird box up last year and its been nested in, so chuffed! Bit of a shame about the bird flu, press seem to keep it quiet, I only heard about it on Country File.

Got up to my plot to buy eggs on Sunday and check every thing was OK, didn't stay long as it started to rain heavily.

Weather is getting warmer and lighter

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Posted: 14/02/2017 at 15:19

Hi all, had snow on Sunday, far too cold to do any gardening, so baked a cake instead!!!!,

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Posted: 10/02/2017 at 09:59

You are amazingly resourceful Garden Girl!!

 Looking forward to a gardening weekend  at home if its not too cold, I've got some plants I need to move. Will start some seed sowing and just bought 3 packs of Charlotte potatoes for chitting.

New people on their plots are making good progress, something new going on each time I go up.

My plot is all dug and manured and waiting to go ! will try and get some sheets of plastic to warm up the soil soon, but other than that, its a waiting game.

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Posted: 06/02/2017 at 12:45

Hi all,

OMG Terry29, that photo of all that flytipping is shocking. Shame you cant get it dumped in front of the travellers entrance !!! Good luck with getting in, that must be so annoying for you all 

Not much going on at my plot, the rhubarb is coming through and the onions etc are doing fine. Still putting off sowing till March.

Shed looking good Yer man, wish I had  a larger one than the rented ones we have on our site, I cant even stand in mine with all the tools and stuff inside. If it rains, I go in my polytunnel!

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Posted: 27/01/2017 at 13:15

Hi all, just been reading all the threads, nice to see some new names come up.

Went up to my plot on Wednesday (day off) very cold and icy, to drop off more horse poo so whole plot is covered in it now! Garlic and onions planted in November are coming on, but the winter cabbages look a bit sorry for themselves, will leave them be and no doubt they will pick up in the spring.

Pack Choi are doing well and still have loads of curly Kale.

Rosemummy, I only have a half plot (nearly all of our site is small plots) Its amazing what you can produce in a small area so its worth downsizing. Good luck!


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Posted: 17/01/2017 at 12:46

Hi Victoria Sponge, I'm on a council run plot but we have a local allotment association that cost £5 to join and you get discounts on Kings seeds, 10% off at a local nursery, plus days out and competitions. 

Had a few hours on my plot on Sunday so tidied up my wonky paths and put some more bark down. 

All my parsnips are up now, very pleased with them, they like my soil! 

Looking forward to seed sowing, has anyone started yet?

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Posted: 06/01/2017 at 11:46

Thanks for the advice, will look at my lease and see who is responsible for upkeep ( I have painted it in the past)


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Posted: 05/01/2017 at 14:28

Hi all, been enjoying roasted Jerusalem Artichokes this winter, I have been roasting them along side jacket potatoes with olive oil and salt  Parsnips are a great success too this and still have some celeraic to dig up. Onions and garlic doing well.

got loads of horse muck on the beds and nearly all weed free, so not too much to do. I might spend some time making my grass paths straight.All the bark paths are now re done as we had a delivery of bark chippings a few weeks ago

Just had my invoice for the plot, I pay £10 a year for the shed rent, do you think I should pay to re felt the roof or is this a job for the council? not sure, any ideas?

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Posted: 01/01/2017 at 21:36

Hi everyone,  happy new year  😀

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