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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:28

Zoomer44 , always plant direct into ground , some before winter and some now , so far they have always been ok 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:24

Been up to A this afternoon planting Garlic and Onions plus tidying up some beds 

Really nice afternoon 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 09:32

Gardengirl , yes rent paid for another year . AGM , leaving gate open and unlocked still a problem , paying allottment fee now compulsary £5 per plot in the past it was voluntary but funds are low and needed to cover costs , the rent goes to the land owner , new secretary and treasurer elected and a thank you to everybody that helped with a Autumn tidy up of the boundary hedges and repairs to the roads 

Fruitcakes chicken run looks impressive 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 16:39

Had our Allottment AGM this morning in the car park , blooming cold ! It is also when we pay our rent which goes to the land owner a local farmer 

Finally did some work , dug the remainder of sparsnips , sprouts , a few leeks and kale 

now sitting in front of a roaring fire , warming up nicely 



Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:00

Hello , last year was given some plants , can't believe how many runners there are and the number of plants 

any advise about and when to replant thses runners in another bed ?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:56

Hello everybody the answer is No , even though a lovely sunny date 

got back of hols this week , lots to do 

garden still looking good , lawn needs cutting , first of the year 

did put some bird out , does that count ?

happy gardening everybody 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:25

Woo2 I would just plant the potatoes and not worry about how long the shoots are , some will get knocked off but that should'nt matter when you plant them

Hoildays went on a cruise to Norway to try and see the Northern Lights which I am pleased to say we did see them at sea when sailing from Alta 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:06

Fruitcake is that the chap in South Wales , if yes he is very good 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 07:57

Stagbettle , I also think your compost could be a bit damp 

i sieve some ordinary compost for seeds and add a bit of verimiculia for drainage 

I would definaetly put in some posts , string and tie on anything to show your boundary a parked car will really compact the ground 

Gardengirl chickens looking good , are they laying ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:15

Hello everybody , back of hols , lovely and sunny in Lincolnshire today 

Hopefully going to allottment tommrow , it will be interesting to see what's happened , also it is our AGM on Sunday so have to pay the rent for the year 

Fruitcake , have a special bucket with red lid ! I don't like spiders either so would recommend spraying shed with lots of fly spray just as you leave , works for me

Stagbetle , you will need to open the mini g/h when up they as I found you can get a lot of moisture / condensation Bricks in bottom as somebody suggested also if very windy site you could fix it to a post , I also have mine on slabs 

happy gardening everybody

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