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Latest posts by ginagibbs

Spongy Grass in a walled garden

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 09:39

Wow Lily Pilly, you are very fortunate to have such a lovely space to work on, I hope you enjoy it for many years to come!

Spongy Grass in a walled garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 14:59

Wow Lily Pilly, where is this place?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:53

Hi all, got the rest of the sweetcorn in (doing baby ones too)!! Also planted more strawberries and the courgettes went in as they were getting big  Now I am running out of space!!

Had an offer of a load of garden compost, so will try and get that at the weekend if I have time. 

Enjoy your weekend

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:14

Only just seen this post, congrats for a successful day.,It all looks so beautiful. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:07

I still have loads of seedlings and young plants in mine GG, tomatoes, Aubergines and peppers do well under glass,plus cuttings etc. My greenhouse and poly tunnel are both packed out at the momentGlass Greenhouse is at home, and the poly tunnels at the plot.

You could use a bit of masking tape, and number that instead of ink, if your not sure it will come off I managed to get my frame home in one piece, they kindly delivered it on the back of a trailer, saved us hours of messing about reassembling. Make sure the base you put it on is dead level wherever they end up, and its anchored down, make sure you get the bolts to do that.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:04

Garden Girl, you can never have too many greenhouses.(a bit like shoes!!) 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:24

Mmmmmm...Rhubarb vodka, all round to your place then GWRS

Did you get your greenhouse Garden Girl?? Buzzie, you can use nettles for making nettle tea for your plants. I have some brewing at the back of the shed (stinky, but it works well as a fertilizer)

Went up yesterday evening and finished digging the last bit near the paths. Planted all my sweetcorn, its grown already! Chinese people have made a lot of progress in the last few days, 90% of their plot is now cultivated and he has even cut down all the long grass, so looks like I wont be getting any of their space. Never mind!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:41

Hi All. Only got to see 1st and last of the Chelsea Design programme, it was on at an awkward time for me so will watch on catch up. Had a quick session at the plot last night re potting tomatoes and doing some weeding before rushing back to watch Monty!!

Nice that you have good people to help Stagbeetle.

Garden Girl you could try Freeads on line for a shed or Gumtree. Our sheds were provided by the council but you have to pay £12 a year rent. 

Dont know what to think of your predicament Fruitcake, is the shed rented too, can you not ask your allotment officer whats going on?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:41

Glad to hear you got some back up Stagbeetle, who did that lady think she is to park on your plot!! 

Did'nt go yesterday evening, too wet. Went for a nice long walk with the dogs instead and picked wild garlic, then went home and watched Chelsea garden design on TV. Some times its nice to have a rest!! (feeling a bit sore too GG)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:06

Hi GG, no gave up on the verbena this year, I grew it a couple of years ago, it seemed to take ages to germinate. How about you?

Glad I managed to get more plants in yesterday, its raining continuously today. Planted sweetcorn, brussell sprouts and cauliflower.

Chinese family turned up again so obviously want to make a go of it.

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