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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 09:26

You are way ahead of me Fruitcake, we must be in a colder area, only had our first new spuds yesterdayand the gooseberries are still not ripe. 1 courgette is producing now and turnips are small but edible. Did a lot in the garden yesterday so only spent 2 hours at the plot weeding and doing odd jobs and potting up yet more tomatoes( did too many again!!) 

Got  a big can of fence paint for £5 at Tesco's on Saturday to paint the shed with, its looking a bit tatty so I will get that done soon, Unfortunately, my shed is a wide one that is split 2 so I will need to paint my neighbour's aswell 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 10:06

Hi Zoomer, I think you might have flea beetles on your brocolli, I have this problem too but I never seem to see them. They were on my cabbages and they made so many holes I thought they would be inedible, however they seemed to stop on their own, possibly the cabbages got too big and not as tender for them to bother.

Made a quick trip to the plot last night to put my onions under cover in case it rained today as forecast, there were people working when I left at 9.45 pm !!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 10:56

Hi all, had a lovely afternoon at my plot in the sunshine, starting to get a bit of a holiday tan, people keep asking if I have been away somewhere exotic!!

Dug up the last of my onions and am drying them on racks. Got my leeks planted and sowed some more beans. Still have a few more tomato plants to re pot. Given up on the aubergines, although the peppers are doing well. Did a lot of watering too, We have water taps and can fill our water butts if they get dry, hope it rains soon though, nothing beats a good rainfall.

Have'nt  got round to getting the paving slabs from the skip yet, I am using the work van tonight so will use that to transport them

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 12:28

Still digging up my onions and drying them off. Will get leeks in next, they are getting big enough. Dont have many seedlings in trays on the go,  trying to direct sow instead.

Nice to share out excess plants Zoomer, I have given a few trays of plants away, its so easy to over do the seedlings! Some stuff you can eat as micro greens too though.

Saw a skip full of cotswold stone paving slabs, so will grab some tonight.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:26

Cool Edd

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Posted: 08/06/2015 at 10:45

Hi Garden Girl, glad you had a nice day out. I like the string holder!

Went to the plot yesterday for a few hours, re potted and staked a load of tomato plants. Dug in some more manure and planted some assorted squashes, marigolds and kale. One of the plot holders with chickens accepts "donations" for his surplus eggs, which we had for breakfast yesterday, they were lovely and fresh, glad I have an egg supplier now, no more supermarket eggs!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 11:50

Hi All, had a lovely day at Abbey Gardens, it is stunning. Met the owner too, she was very lovely. Took lots of photos so will put them on Facebook Walked down to the plot with OH when we got back to see if all was well, Hope to spend this evening up there tonight to finish off digging the bed ready for the squash to go in.


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 15:08

Going up tonight to water the stuff indoors

Its our Wedding anniversary tomorrow, so we are going to Abbey House gardens in Malmesbury for a nice day out, weather forecast is good (it's NOT nudist daylol. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 10:37

I'm at work today, just been in the unit next door which is a florists wholesaler. I go past every day but have never asked prices of stuff as I thought you had to be trade to purchase. Good news is you dont and I can get lots of different potted plants very cheaply (more than half the cost than in the shops or GC's) happy days! 

KEF, I will take the aubergines back home to put in my glass greenhouse, I think it is warmer than the polytunnel, and see how they get on. My peppers are small too so will do the same.


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 09:38

Zoomer, its interesting to see how plots vary even on the same site, some people on my allotment are way behind, others seem to be in advance.  My toms are almost ready to plant out but my aubergines are minute! 

Went up last night in that foul weather (had to walk the dogs anyway) to make sure nothing had been blown over in the wind. Garden furniture was strewn around the lawn this morning

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