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Latest posts by ginagibbs

Gardening Books

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:01

My parents had all the "Expert" books, Dad gave me his copy of  their "veg growing to cooking"  which is very useful if you cant think of ideas to use up gluts of produce.


Discoloured skin n outdoor grown tomatoes

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:04

I have cooked and eaten the good bits of a blighted tom(which this looks like) and still live to tell the tale! I would dispose of the rest of the plant though

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 09:19

Like snow clouds I expect

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:02


i grow Kohl rabi, its very easy they seem to just get on with growing without too much fuss, just a bit of mulch to start them off and net to keep the birds off.

I like it grated in a salad

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:44

Thanks Beaus Mum. Had a lovely pub lunch at gorgeous Cotswold village (cant remember the name, think it might have been Draycott) and the sun shone!! We also went to Dene Mill Garden in Blockley, not as grand but very nice and great for ideas on a small scale.

 This was the bridge across the mill stream

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 10:25

Hi all, its a tradition now with my hubby to go and visit a garden and have a nice day out on our birthdays. It was my turn last week, so we went to Bourton House Garden near Chipping Campden. It was quite stunning even at this late time of year. I thought you all might like to see a couple of pics of their amazing topary,which is all clipped by hand.

 I loved the family of chickens!!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:21

Hi GWRS, I exercise a friends horse twice a week and make sure I go home with a car boot load of manure (in bags of course !!!) It certainly helps break up the clay soil 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:38

Hi GG, not I do have a shed, thats my walk in "green house" (father inlaw bought it for me, bless) . I got this plot in June.

Went to Wilkinsons this lunch time, they have a sale on most of their garden stuff so bought some brackets to make raised beds and a weed killing torch thingy to blast some weeds away.

When to give up on my caulis?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:34

Better get down to Tesco's if you were planning Cauliflower cheese for supperlol

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:14

Its me again just got an email back from our allotment officer at the council, she is getting us some free wood chippings for making paths just goes to show, if you dont ask, you dont get!!

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
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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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