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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 15:17

Hi GWRS I've never been on a course either, so am quite excited. The module I am doing is on propagation, but they do all sorts of subjects.Will let you know how it goes Wish I was in a warm pub, my work place is a bit cold today. Hope the rest of your holiday was'nt too wet

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 12:34

Getting withdrawals too, cant wait till the weekend. I was given a free half day course at the Cotswold Gardening school which i am doing on Saturday morning   then I have the rest of the weekend to myself. No particular plans, more digging i expect

Winter Readings

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 09:57

I found a gardening book written by Vita Sackville-West in a charity shop. Must make this my winter reading

squirrels and their cleverness

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 09:51

I must be on my own then, I love squirrels

blackberries and strawberries

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:40

Hi ccllaarrkkyy, I have planted strawberries in front of my raspberry canes as you say its a good use of space, dont see why it wont work as they are not overcrowded, however, will let you know next year if its a disaster

crop protection

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:29

Hi Mickeal, a lot of allotment gardeners use plastic plumbing pipe to create arches over the crop, you can lay your net over it and it makes a great tunnel  I would have uploaded a picture, but its not playing ball?

Winter Readings

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 09:30

I was given Joe Swifts book on allotment gardening, he writes as he speaks so its fun, honest and informative

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 11:46

Gave one of the plot holders ( a lovely retired school teacher) a bag of horse manure as I have free access to an unlimited supply and thought she might appreciate some. In return she gave me a stack of carrots for the horses, plus a lovely big French Sorrel plant and some horse radish.

GG I got some green manure in a sale at a local GC, its worth looking around to see if they are clearing out stock. Wilkinsons were having a garden sale with a lot of stuff reduced to 10p!!! (came out with 3 bags full of stuff).

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:54

Bark paths are well worth making, my paths were all lumpy and unsafe, now they feel really good to walk on

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:17

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 21:38

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 20:22

petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 12:12

Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 15:34

New Allotment

What to look for 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 09:25

to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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Last Post: 19/08/2013 at 12:05

tomato blight

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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 12:31

Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 15:53

tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
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