ginagibbs


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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 14:04

Garden Girl, celeriac tastes like a slightly celery flavoured parsnip, I boil them with potato to make a mash. Try one from the supermarket to see if you like the taste, they are very easy to grow but mine were not  as big as the supermarket ones. Hubby loves them

Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:47

had no heating on (boiler broke) good job its been mild ! . Found a huge cluster of ladybirds in our wooden shutters, they like to come in our kitchen this time of year.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:44

Sorry to hear of the break in Garden Girl, thats awful. Only had one bonfire so far as the rest is on the compost heap. 

Went up to my plot yesterday, pulled up my first parsnip, what a whopper !!! I was so chuffed. I have been growing celeriac too and  thats been worthwhile, nice big tubers, will roast together for dinner tonight. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:19

Grab it while you can Stagbeetle, I am still lusting after my neighbour's plot but looks like they are all here for the long haul, still you never know. Not much going on, I have planted my onions and they are all sprouting nicely, planted some leeks from the garden centre, still harvesting spinach, chard and Kale for soup etc. Autumn raspberries  are still producing. Cleared away a few marigolds and cosmos that I had growing so its not looking as colour full now. 

Good for you with the apple tree Garden girl, give it a good feed of manure to help it along.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:39

HI all, lovely day here but I am at work hope to get an hour at my plot tonight before dark.

Thursday night went to Allotment Association prize evening and got a Highly Commended certificate for the New Tennant section! Judges said "they were very impressed with the large selection of produce in a small area and the vibrant colour of the flowers" Had my photo taken with the Mayor of Cheltenham so will post it when it arrives!  Cant compete with the over 60's catagory who literally live on their plots and spend all day polishing their carrots lol Happy weekend

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:14

Hi all, Davesat, your plot looks very impressive! Been digging over any bare bits of bed and putting more horse muck on. Planted my new strawberry bed, hope I get to pick them next yr instead of the slugs, Planted some spring cabbage, there is so much whitefly here too, cant seem to get rid of them. Re grape vine, I planted one in the spring and i thought I had killed it but is has put on plenty of growth over the summer, i guess it might want pruning now. Plan to install an arch for it to grow over (its an out door variety) dont know much about grape growing either, Monty Don has some and gives advice in GW.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:21

EEEk tomatoes had blight so had to rip them out, never mind, had stacks of toms this year and this was the last of them. Dug over the bed ready for onion sets, quite enjoyed digging again!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 15:44

Hi all, what a lovely indian summer we are having Had 2 gorgeous days at my plot, mainly harvesting or mowing at the moment. Had to dig up all my leeks as they had rust, still taste good though,

Davesaat,your plot is coming on well 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 13:00

Sorry to hear that GWRS that's so annoying (mindless idiots).

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 10:36

Hi Davesaat, how exciting having a new plot. I would go for the big plot if I were you, mine is a half size and am  wishing it were bigger!  Is it council run? if so you can contact your allotment officer to see if they can arrange a skip for the site, we have one sent to ours when requested. Some will also help with wood chips for paths and trailer loads of horse muck, if your lucky. Good luck

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