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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 09:30

Well don GG, have you made a layout plan where you want paths etc?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 13:58

Hope they will consider it GG.  Have a nice hot bath with Epsom salts in, that should ease the aches!!

Not sure why, but have hardly seen any slugs or snails on my plot this year will get the beer traps ready though

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 09:54

Hi All,  sounds like you are making good progress Garden Girl, that must have been really hard work cutting down brambles etc by hand. Can we see some photos soon? Did more digging last night, still reclaiming my beds on the side with the wide path, should give me a lot more growing space. I think i will also shrink down my paths that run across the plot too. The Chinese family showed up again and faffed about for a while, I did ask her if she wanted to let go of some space, if the plot was too much for them, that I would be interested 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:49

Thanks GWRS, I would be interested in knowing what it is, its worth a try

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:49

Hi All. Had a good half day at Malvern, I had forgotten just how beautiful that area is, and the hills make a very dramatic backdrop to the show.

  Spent most of the day looking around the flower displays and came home with a trolley load of plants and an empty purse!! It was incredibly busy, best show garden was the Spanish themed one, it was lovely.Did'n t have time to do all of it as there was so much to see (and too many people!) Might go again in the Autumn.

Still managed to get to the plot last night, did a bit more digging ready for the sweetcorn to go in and found a Victorian clay pipe and some old broken bits of patterned china ware. Got some French beans and more peas planted, so the beds are filling up gradually.

The horse tail is springing up all over the place, so having to weed every day now.  

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:12

Lorna, I'm inclined to agree that husbands do come into the "hobby" category!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 10:33

Went up to my plot last night but got rained off again! So much has grown and it needs getting in the ground or potting on (not enough hours in the day!) 

Broadbeans have had an attack of weavils i think, as they look nibbled round the edges. Any suggestions welcome

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:56

Thanks Gardengirl, just watched her. Not been to Malvern show before, looks good. Luckily its not far from me either.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:26

Thats a good idea KEF, I was wondering what to do with all that lovely soil in my potato sacks.

Had my first crop of radishes yesterday, yum (not too peppery).   Will try and get my beans in this weekend, but off to Malvern Flower show on Sunday. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 14:12

Good luck with it GG, spent all last summer doing that on mine.

Not sure whats going on with this website, pics are really hard to get on for some reason, think their IT need to get onto it


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