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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:30

Hi Stagbeetle, how is your Verbena Bonariensis doing, I have had some in a seed tray for what seems like weeks, still no sign of germination (, must be a slow starter!)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:23

Hi all. Spent all day yesterday with Hubby setting up the new poly tunnel, had to level the ground as its slopes. Put a raised bed in one corner, will put the rest of what I grow in pots and on the opposite side will make some racks out of my old walk in greenhouse for seed trays. Came home tired but happy hot bath and a large glass of Merlot !!!

Zoomer, I bought some seeds on line from Robinsons, lucky you to live nearby. I bought American tree spinach and Red Orache, quite unusual but tasted good, hoping they have self seeded for this year.

Lidl's bakery......I can smell it now!!!! mmmmm

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 16:47

Thanks for the tip guys, glad I asked but this is why this forum is so great!

Wish I was outside too, I have to work Saturdays, hoping this weather will stay like this for tomorrow. Enjoy you bath Fruitcake!!(have a nice glass of wine while your in there)

Happy weekend everyone

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 15:34

Thanks for the pics GG, will bring them indoors tonight, they can go in hubby's office,

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:44

Hi all. How are your spuds doing? I have had mine chitting in egg boxes in my carport, which is fairly light (north facing) and frost free, not warm though. Nothing seems to be happening. Should I bring them in doors or the green house (unheated)?  This is my first year for potatoes so not sure how long they take to get going.

Hubby is off work tomorrow so we are going to put up the poly tunnel, then I can get more seeds going.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 16:52

Dont worry Stagbeetle, I've purposely not sown much yet. Things will catch up.

Nice haul GG, looks like you had a productive time in Lidl's Did you remember to get groceries aswell !!

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 11:56

Feels like spring is really hear now and the temperature is rising happy days!

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 10:55


Saying goodbye to a gardening friend

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 10:16

very true

Saying goodbye to a gardening friend

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:53

 So sorry Judith. Sending you lots of hugs, my father passed away in January and he and I spent many hours gardening together, visiting  others or the gc, so I can understand the loss you feel for a dear friend and fellow gardener. xxx

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to cut or not to cut

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