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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

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!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

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!


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

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?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

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)


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

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?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 21:36

Hi everyone,  happy new year  😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 11:54

Hi all,

Had a big delivery of wood chippings so got my paths covered. Dug up some Jerusalem artichokes, will roast them for Christmas dinner along with my parsnips and spuds.

Have a happy Christmas everyone, just off to works Christmas lunch now, then off for 6 days, yippee!!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 15:09

Hi all, hope everyone is well. 

We have about 35 mainly half plots on our site Garden Girl and only 2 keep chickens. Its often very quite, I love being there on my own.

I remember Percy Thrower GWRS although I was quite young when he was on the TV!

Did'nt get up to the plot this weekend. I have got time off after xmas so will do a bit more digging then.

Does any one bother to cover their plots over the winter of leave them to the elements?.

Garlic and onions already popping up, no suprise, we have had some warm weather lately.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 11:14

Hi all, weather was so lovely here yesterday, I just HAD to go to the plot! Plus I had about 5 bags of horse muck to drop off. Dug up some celeriac and dug over the beds in some areas, bit too wet at the moment though.

had the site to myself, don't see many folk there this time of year, most don't come until Easter.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 15:20

Garden Girl, your shed looks amazing, well done, you must be very handy!

Not been to much at the plot apart from to buy a few eggs  so catching up on indoor jobs and housework.

Are you all ready for Christmas? I am entertaining Christmas day and Boxing day so saving my parsnips etc for then.

Must email the tree surgeons for some more bark chippings, my paths look a bit threadbare!

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