Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:47

Hi folks, has anyone sowed any seed direct yet? I have done a few rows if parsnips but the rain has probably washed them away

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 17:09

Hi All, been off work for a week and not even looked at a computer! Had a few really good days at my plot, re edged one of my paths in some old 4 x 2" wood I had salvaged and topped up the wood chips. looking good now. Skip was delivered to our site so I chucked some rubbish away and tidied up too. 

Most of my seeds are up and running but I think my compost is spoiling some of the courgette and squash seeds as they have not all germinated. (perhaps I'm being impatient. 

Glad you got some more beds Aster, you are so lucky! 


Talkback: How to grow agapanthus in pots

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:58

I leave mine out all year (I'm in Gloucestershire) I have evergreen and deciduous, both are fine. Split them with a spade when they get too pot bound and they flower better!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:55

Hi all. Lovely sunny weather here, no snow. Planted some young garlic plants and sowed some beetroots and carrots (under cloches) 

 The guy next door to me with the whole plot he does'nt use was approached by our warden to see if he would split the plot in half. He said no, and has rotivated the lot, so looks very unlikely that I can get any of it now

Our big cedar tree at home is having to be taken down on Wednesday, it died, such a shame to see it go but we will have more sunlight in the garden when its gone.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 15:23

Thats great Scroggin, I got my little green house via the free ads online for £50 delivered but had to put about £70 worth of new glass in, still think it was a bargain, even better if its a freebee!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 12:30

Hi GG, I am amazed your council allowed a plot holder to have a shipping container on his plot, we are only allowed small sheds, a polytunnel or greenhouse. 

Wen to my plot yesterday Moved and replanted strawberries in a new bed and dug over the potato bed ready for planting, soil still very heavy so I ache today!!

On my way there, I noticed someone selling home made bird feeding tables for £10 in solid wood, painted, so I bought one. It looks really nice and the old gentleman that makes them, as something to do in his retirement, was dead chuffed that I stopped to get one!

Have a good holiday GWRS, hope your going somewhere hot!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 12:24

Good idea of the collie line Scroggins. I take my dogs to my plot, made a nice comfy bed in the shed for the older one to lie on, the younger one likes wandering around but she doesnt roam far, so I dont bother tying them up any more.

Didnt go to my plot this weekend, too much to do in the garden. Sowed lots more seeds though, cucumbers and corgettes etc. Will plant my potatoes this weekend as will have more time. Glad the clocks are changing too.

Annoying that some one is taking your pallets GG,  hope you find out who it is!!


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 16:39

you are lucky having 2 plots Fruitcake. Got a bit excited earlier in the week cos our allotment warden thought the guy next to me had given up and I would be able to take over. Email council to find he has paid up for this year She suggests I speak to him and ask if he wants to let some of it to me (he only grows a few spuds and has a full size plot!!)

Just lost £5 on the Gold Cup, obviously not my week

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 12:18

Love the idea of Marshmallows GG. Your neighbour's a bit cheeky borrowing your stuff!


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:19

Had a lovely couple of hours on the plot yesterday, gorgeous sunshine and it looks set fair for the rest of the week. Planted loads of cabbage plants I had hardening off and some broccoli.Nice to see some thing green in the beds at last. 

Sowed some more seeds, butternut squash and courgettes. Leeks and tomato seedlings  are coming on nicely  Feels like gardening has begun for 2016 

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