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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 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 09:59

Hi all, sorry to hear someones been pinching your wood GG, we had  a complaint on our site recently, someone helping themselves to bricks off one of the plots. A notice was put up on the notice board at the site entrance, and the plot holder has put a sign up on his shed

Had  a few hours on my plot yesterday.Started some of my early (Arran Pilots) in tubs and sowed some peas in some guttering, all in polytunnel. I have lots of broccoli and cabbage plants ready to go out, just waiting for the weather to warm up a bit.

Spread 4 bags of lovely well rotted chicken manure over all the beds and did a bit of digging. All looking very tidy and ready to go!!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 16:08

The weather is supposed to change soon, nice spring temperatures on the waytime to get more seeds sown , happy days!   

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 16:29

Hi all, car broke down yesterday so couldnt go horse riding and spent most of the day weeding, mulching the garden instead    Got to the plot in the evening for a short while (on foot)  and found a huge bag full of coffee grounds left for me by another plotter.  (its supposed to be good for the soil, certainly made it smell lovely!

I grew loads of garlic last year and quite a lot of it is sprouting so I have re planted them in modules, Should have masses of garlic this year

car is now fixed

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:29

Good day at the plot yesterday, got more horse and chicken muck dug in. Moved my gooseberry bushes as they were in a difficult to get to area (too close to a fence for weeding and harvesting,) I now have all my fruit bushes in  a neat row. Planted my garlic in modules as I missed planting them direct last year. 

Indoor seedlings are coming on quickly some of my tomatoes and chillies are up already.

Chinese man next door making good progress with his tidy up but he keeps chucking his weeds and unwanted stuff in the hedge!! Will have to polish up my Mandarin and have a word!!!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 09:46

Mine is very dry too Aster, Mix it up with some water and fresh grass cuttings.

Chinese man came up at the weekend, cleared up his mess and did quite a lot thank goodness!I would hate to have to the complain to council

Did a lot of digging, so aching quite a bit today! 

Got some lovely rotted chicken manure from the chicken shed at the stables where I ride, so spread some of that over. Its great stuff, really crumbly.

All our plots are taken this year so no chance of any more space.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 14:45

Hi all, went to my plot on Thursday. The chinese man on the next plot has been buying spring onions from the super market and planting them! I would'nt mind but he has left all the plastic packets all over his plot, so when it gets windy, guess where thats going to blow If its not gone by tomorrow I will email photo to council officer!!  HIs plot looks an absolute tip!

Will go up tonight to do more digging over. just been to Homebase and bought some more compost and some bedding plants as the garden looks a bit dull now. Have a lovely weekend 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 15:01

GG, they dont take long to germinate but are late summer flowering.

Lovely plot Aster, are you in the countryside, it looks very rural or is that an illusion?

Went to Aldi today to do my weekly shop, big poster for the garden stuff advertising it for todays date, guess what, no gardening stuff to be seen (tools etc) Plenty of plants and small trees though

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