Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 12:50

Hi all, last time I went to  my plot was Wednesday, its been so cold down here, good for the parsnips though. Pulled up all my remaining carrots, only have celeriac, chard , cabbage and parsnips left in the ground, but have loads of salad at home in raised bed, that seem to have survived the hard frosts.

Shed sounds like its coming on Garden Girl

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 15:01

made a quick dash to the plot yesterday to buy some eggs. Pulled up some cabbage and did a bit of weeding /digging again.

Made a lovely dish of cabbage and onions fried in butter and garlic, so simple but really tasty! 

Today is a wash out, floods everywhere, hope you are all ok

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:32

Hi all, weather was awful about mid day yesterday, I was half way through planting my onion sets when the rain and wind came over, had to retreat into the poly tunnel, thought it was going to take off!!!

Finally, when it had blown over, the rest of the day was clear blue sky, so got a lot done. Pruned gooseberry bushes ,finished planting onions, dead headed strawberry patch and dug up my celery ( not so good this year, covered in brown patches!) Even managed to mow the paths, so all looking ship shape!  no big jobs left to do now except carry on harvesting and digging in more manure. Got a few projects to do at home now, so will get on with those.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 09:23

Hi GWRS, all my Dalia's blackened now too so dug them up and storing them in the garage for the winter, will plant them in a different spot next year. Hope to get to the plot tomorrow, still got cabbages and leeks to put in. Have a good weekend everyone.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 20:18

I'm on the antibiotics gg,  got to have root canal treatment,  yuk.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 11:34

Dont think our council would allow caravans, great idea though, especially when it rains! 

Only spent and hour at the plot yesterday, had a toothache and kept getting rained on, so gave up. Did a little bit digging and planting, soil is so much better now than it was when I took on the plot which is great!

went to the local nursery to buy some onion sets, forgot to get them and came back with garlic, cabbage plugs and leeks, plus about £50 worth of new plants for the garden!!

Did you have a good holiday GWRS?

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.

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