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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 09:43

Managed to squeeze in an hour on the plot yesterday for some more digging, I had some foxgloves and primroses spare so I put those in. Gave a few foxgloves to Carol (who has the plot near the entrance) to put in the flower border that runs along the main path next to the disused railway embankment. She had spent all afternoon weeding and tidying it. Its an area thats hit and miss, some allotmenters put a lot of work into making it nice and others just leave it weedy. I will sort ours out when I have time, its a good area to use excess plants from the garden.

Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 10:25

My garlands get the baubles and light treatment too. Looks lovely

One last question

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:49


Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 11:23

I do have a fake wreath which comes out every year, but I make a huge garland to go over the fire mantle piece and on top of our kitchen units. We have fir trees, holly etc in the garden, but the best decoration is from our Strawberry tree as it has lovely big red and yellow berries this time of year.  I dont bother with a Christmas tree as we dont have kids, and they are so expensive.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 09:48

Lucky you GWRS, a Medlar tree, they are rare these days! Like the clematis idea.

My winter jobs will be putting my grow house back together as it collapsed in the winds (think I will tape the joints to secure them) . Carry on painting my  bits of trellis.Build some decent compost areas with pallets (the ones i have at the moment are a bit rubbish!

Went to our local Heart Foundation charity book shop yesterday and got a really nice allotment book for £3.00 (was £19.99) brand new condition. Shows what to do month by month, so I will leave it in my shed for reference when I need it.(after I have had a good read) Got 2 other books too, one is RHS encyclopedia of Herbs and the other is Old Gardeners tales (might give that to my Dad though!)

Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:42

What a lovely thread, really enjoyed reading this. I dream of a small holding but in reality it will never happen unless we win the lottery. Always wanted to keep horses at home and have chicks

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 10:30

Managed to get a couple of hours digging done yesterday, why is it sooo satisfying, I always come home with a smile on my face and a happy glow (I must have been a Gloucester Old Spot in a previous life   lol)

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:34

Yes its had silver leaf for a couple of years. Last years crop was lower than usual and I have noticed that there is honey fungus in the lawn near it. Dont think there is much we can do I will miss it, but often these things open up new possibilities.

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 11:25

Saying a sad goodbye to my Victoria Plum, its looking very sick this year. (no more jam

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:24

GG Had a good walk around (or should I say wade, as the grass was knee high!) I would advise taking a spade or fork like GWRS so you can see what the soil is like!!

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