Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 11:46

Thanks for the advice, will look at my lease and see who is responsible for upkeep ( I have painted it in the past)


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 14:28

Hi all, been enjoying roasted Jerusalem Artichokes this winter, I have been roasting them along side jacket potatoes with olive oil and salt  Parsnips are a great success too this and still have some celeraic to dig up. Onions and garlic doing well.

got loads of horse muck on the beds and nearly all weed free, so not too much to do. I might spend some time making my grass paths straight.All the bark paths are now re done as we had a delivery of bark chippings a few weeks ago

Just had my invoice for the plot, I pay £10 a year for the shed rent, do you think I should pay to re felt the roof or is this a job for the council? not sure, any ideas?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 21:36

Hi everyone,  happy new year  😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 11:54

Hi all,

Had a big delivery of wood chippings so got my paths covered. Dug up some Jerusalem artichokes, will roast them for Christmas dinner along with my parsnips and spuds.

Have a happy Christmas everyone, just off to works Christmas lunch now, then off for 6 days, yippee!!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 15:09

Hi all, hope everyone is well. 

We have about 35 mainly half plots on our site Garden Girl and only 2 keep chickens. Its often very quite, I love being there on my own.

I remember Percy Thrower GWRS although I was quite young when he was on the TV!

Did'nt get up to the plot this weekend. I have got time off after xmas so will do a bit more digging then.

Does any one bother to cover their plots over the winter of leave them to the elements?.

Garlic and onions already popping up, no suprise, we have had some warm weather lately.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 11:14

Hi all, weather was so lovely here yesterday, I just HAD to go to the plot! Plus I had about 5 bags of horse muck to drop off. Dug up some celeriac and dug over the beds in some areas, bit too wet at the moment though.

had the site to myself, don't see many folk there this time of year, most don't come until Easter.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 15:20

Garden Girl, your shed looks amazing, well done, you must be very handy!

Not been to much at the plot apart from to buy a few eggs  so catching up on indoor jobs and housework.

Are you all ready for Christmas? I am entertaining Christmas day and Boxing day so saving my parsnips etc for then.

Must email the tree surgeons for some more bark chippings, my paths look a bit threadbare!

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.

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