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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 11:28

Hi GWRS, went to Norway a few years back for work, absolutely stunning country, I was blown away by the glorious scenery. Stayed in a hotel overlooking Geirangerfjord .Went in the summer though, so no Northern Lights, midnight sun instead. Hope you had a lovely time too.

Woo, I started my toms in a heated propagator so they came up very fast. The series on You Tube is just called "The Allotment"   (by Silver Surfer.)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:21

My toms are about 2" high now, still waiting for other stuff though 

GG Horses love polo mints bye the way

Are you any further down the waiting list?

troublesome felines!

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 15:23

I have no problem with cats but I kept getting cats poo in my raised beds at the beginning of this winter,( there seem to be more cats in our neighborhood lately), Soon put a stop to that by sprinkling holly leaves on top of the soil seems to have done the trick nicely !

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 14:30

Yes GG it is, mostly based around Bristol and Bath.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:49

No what days is he on?

Have been watching The Allotment series (not the Big Challenge) on Youtube, there are about 14 episodes, its very good, got lots of tips etc.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 15:32

Hi fruitcake, i inherited a bottomless plastic half barrel, I wondered what it was for!

Was going to use it to grow spuds, but might be better for carrots

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:14

Got one of these at home GG, its what got me into gardening. Still use it as it takes the overspill of the greenhouse.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 09:35

Fruitcake, why do you think I was so keen to get a poly tunnel?!!!!

Seriously, we do have a loo on site but I think there are probably more spiders in there than my shed, so I too have a special bucket. plus its good to throw on the compost heap!!

Had to go to London yesterday so missed my normal Wednesday off to do any gardening. Shame, the weather was lovely. Got back at 6pm so had enough time to do a bit more sowing. Put salad and spinach seeds in my raised bed at home and did some cherry toms and more annuals..

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 10:40

I know the feeling Stagbeetle, my dining table and kitchen floor are piled up with propagators! !I have risked putting some of my seedlings in my unheated greenhouse and not lost any yet (it is bubble wrap insulated) Wont risk the tomatoes yet though. 

Thanks for the tip re. spuds, they are starting to chit now they are in a warm room I plan to put them in deep pots in the poly tunnel when they are ready.

I have been trying to warm up the soil by laying big sheets of black polythene over for the past few months. I have such cold wet clay so not in a hurry to plant just yet.

slugs on the run

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:32

  "chasing them around the garden" sounds like a good excuse not to join the Gym this year!!

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