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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:23

Hi all. Spent all day yesterday with Hubby setting up the new poly tunnel, had to level the ground as its slopes. Put a raised bed in one corner, will put the rest of what I grow in pots and on the opposite side will make some racks out of my old walk in greenhouse for seed trays. Came home tired but happy hot bath and a large glass of Merlot !!!

Zoomer, I bought some seeds on line from Robinsons, lucky you to live nearby. I bought American tree spinach and Red Orache, quite unusual but tasted good, hoping they have self seeded for this year.

Lidl's bakery......I can smell it now!!!! mmmmm

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 16:47

Thanks for the tip guys, glad I asked but this is why this forum is so great!

Wish I was outside too, I have to work Saturdays, hoping this weather will stay like this for tomorrow. Enjoy you bath Fruitcake!!(have a nice glass of wine while your in there)

Happy weekend everyone

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 15:34

Thanks for the pics GG, will bring them indoors tonight, they can go in hubby's office,

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:44

Hi all. How are your spuds doing? I have had mine chitting in egg boxes in my carport, which is fairly light (north facing) and frost free, not warm though. Nothing seems to be happening. Should I bring them in doors or the green house (unheated)?  This is my first year for potatoes so not sure how long they take to get going.

Hubby is off work tomorrow so we are going to put up the poly tunnel, then I can get more seeds going.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 16:52

Dont worry Stagbeetle, I've purposely not sown much yet. Things will catch up.

Nice haul GG, looks like you had a productive time in Lidl's Did you remember to get groceries aswell !!

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 11:56

Feels like spring is really hear now and the temperature is rising happy days!

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 10:55


Saying goodbye to a gardening friend

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 10:16

very true

Saying goodbye to a gardening friend

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:53

 So sorry Judith. Sending you lots of hugs, my father passed away in January and he and I spent many hours gardening together, visiting  others or the gc, so I can understand the loss you feel for a dear friend and fellow gardener. xxx

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:40

Hi Victoria, buying manure from a garden centre is easy but expensive especially as you have a fairly large plot.  If you call in at a local stable yard and ask if you can help yourself to muck, most are more than happy to let you as  they need to get rid of it. Its hard work to dig out, but some stables bag it up ready  to sell. Some gardeners come to our yard for muck and bring bags of carrots for the horses in exchange! Take your own bags (compost bags are good) or ask the people at the stables if they have any feed bags going spare (thats what I use).

Make sure its the really black stuff under the fresh manure as that will be the most rotted.

You should find your worm population increase and the soil much easier to dig.

Good luck

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