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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 20:40

Gardengirl, thanks for the picture , looks different , you well have to tell us how you get  on , crowbar , discount store at Mablethorpe , seaside town on Lincolnshire coast , had a day at seaside at weekend 

would recommend " chick peas " but couldn't find any this year 

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Fairygirl , your slugs must be real Hard !!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:49

Hello lots happening 

Gardengirl, you mentioned cape gooseberries, bought a packet to try next year , how did yours go ?

cauliflowers are supposed to be hard to grow they usually all have looked like yours , but this year managed to grow 3 that looked like cauliflowers 

just bought a crow bar £3 To help in taking pallets a part , could you put a picture on of your pallet tool , interested in seeing what this tool looks like ?

put a full day in yesterday at allottment, lots of little jobs done 

also bfought home shallots that have been drying in cold frame for o/h to pickle 

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:34

Tetly , I am not keen on them either that is why I put mine in a glass jar 

As for the hostas at home I put  horticultural grit down and it works , they don't like it !

Also by encouraging birds , I am amazed at the number snail shells I find 


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:26

Hello all , sorry to hear about windscreen but it is surprised what can be repaired these days 

rain started at 3-00 had been a nice day until then 

o/h preparing shallots that had been drying at allottment read for pickling , also does a couple of jars with a chilli in , very taste 


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 12:58

Lyn , thanks for the info , that fits with my observation 

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:15

Slugs , some people on our allottments have real problems with them , but I don't , I do put pellets in glass jars in the beds but I think it is because I have shredded tree/bush material for paths and I don't think they like crawling over such rough items !


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:11

Morning all just have breakfast , Busy-Lizzie , hope you sons move goes well and you enjoy being grand children , you mention " notaries " so assume it is on France ?

Another sunny day in Lincoln but forecast rain this afternoon ,so going to give a small tree a hair cut but it is other side of beck ( that is Lincolnshire for stream ) will need steps , then off to tip as garden bin full 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:04

Thanks , I will give dahlias a feed , have been dead heading but not see to tell difference between live and spent flower heads , particularly as I am not there every day , the bees love them 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 18:51

tootles , rain must be bad , can't remember the last time it came down our chimney

it is nice to have a real fire in the winter 

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