Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 20:02

There are a few Street lamps  nearby too gg so not too bad for night time  digging !!! 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 12:38

Hi all, Saving seeds too Zoomer.

Went to the plot on Wednesday evening, dug up a load of celeriac, and got rid of some courgette plants, ended up digging in the dark!!!  Tidied up my cabbage patch, got some good heads on them now. Dalia's need taking out, but they look so lovely, woman on plot next door thought they were plastic .lol !!

Not got round to putting in onions or garlic yet as i've had so much to do in our garden at home.

still getting up old time, but its a good excuse to give the dogs a walk in daylight, the little one hates fireworks and people seem to think Guy Forks night starts in October and goes on till late November!!

I did'nt know Chinese lanterns were edible ether GG, 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:31

Hi, yes polythene is mine.  Really good investment as my greenhouse is small.  Not sure what sort of celery garden girl,  but it is self blanching. 😁

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 14:52

Zoomer , do take a photo when hes build his plastic bottle shed!!

Not been to the plot since Sunday as its been getting dark when I leave work might get time Saturday, picked a cabbage,cougettes, celery and the last of the tomatoes.Still a lot of produce in the ground though.

 Went to homebase yesterday and bought some bags of compost for 99p, they were clearing out damaged bags. Also got a Hydrangea and some violas, and a half price flower pot that looks like a milk churn (retail therapy lol!!

We were looking online for sheds, Wayfair have some good offers so might invest in a 12 x 8 for the garden heres a pic of my plot.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 10:05

Hi all had a full day gardening yesterday,  cleaned and bubble wrap in the greenhouse,  dug another bed over.  Back aches today.  Just got a new tablet so using it for the first time have a good week 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 10:04

Thanks GG

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 09:17

Thanks GWRS, spoke to one of the judges last night (she is a customer of mine). Apparently you have to be nominated for this competition, so I am very grateful. It is nice to have your hard work  appreciated.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 13:36

Hi all, got presented with my prize at the allotment awards last night by the lady Mayor. I have come to the conclusion that you need to be a retired engineer with a degree in Horticulture to win the big silver cups though!! (the veg in the background is my haul of butternut squash) 

Hope you are all well

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 12:08

Hi all, went up to the plot yesterday, it was quite busy. Chatted to one of the other people, he said that there are a few vacant plots! (thinking about it!!)

Sieved a load of my compost and put some on the beds and did a bit of mowing. That  was all I had time for as had to pick hubby up from work.

Later in the evening did a bit of tidying round my garden at home, and was followed around by a very friendly fox that's been visiting for a while now, Got to within 3 feet of him and gave him some dog food for his dinner!  

Garden Confessions - 3 Worst Crops of 2016!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 14:11

Pak Choi doing well, it was rubbish last year but think I sowed it at the right time 

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