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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:43

Hello , I have decided not to put any seeds in until April 

Still got some garlic and shallots to plant in the A and need to prepare potatoe beds 

Plot no is 6S

Did anybody see the eclipse this morning , nice and clear in Lincolnshire 

Wonder how this effects those that plant by the Moon ?



Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:34

Hopefully I am going to sow my seeds out side this weekend

Already put in last year in a very large tub outside and they are growing nice 

Molly coddled them last year and they where hopeless 

Happy gardening everybody

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:29

Ginagibbs I would phone the RSPCA , however , I suspected they won't be interested , if I am right , contact your local Wild Life trust who I have always found really helpful

Runner bean , your method is the traditional one practised on our A site , could sub shredded newspaper for carboroad because it is only me that likes runner beans I just use a wigwham of canes in an  area that  I manured last year plus some compost when I put the beans in 

Hope you get lots of frogs 

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 

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