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Growing Roses

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 16:06

..when I had Gertrude Jekyll I used to prune off the climbing shoots to keep it as a shrub.  It wants to climb.  I think this rose is best placed along a picket fence or trellis, so these long shoots can be trained horizontally.  Otherwise just cut them off.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:20

hi Gardengirl,   not really, I was told to expect a wait of several weeks.  However, I have recently spoken to some people on another site, a car drive away, and have been told that the reason there are so few on the site I want to go to, is that they are afraid it will be sold off for housing.    This wouldn't be the first time for this particular site. Consequently the place is being run down.    It has that look to it, just a very few people hanging on, not really doing much.   

I've been to the other site, it's nice, but a bit too far for me.    So, we shall see, I shall find out more in due course.   Thanks for asking again.

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:33 make the most of it...BBC Scotland might soon be a thing of the past...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:25

..thank you is... I like your plans too.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 15:28

..that would be nice I think Gardengirl... something I shall have to be satisfied about, is that they have no intention of selling the site for housing... I heard that some years ago, before I moved here... they planned to do so but locals objected... with the recent changes in legislation they might be tempted to sell off the land again....especially as it's underused...

..thanks GWRS... will keep updated when I know more...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:31

...I enjoyed watching that film.. beautifully done.. what struck me though - comparing it to where I may be going... is that most of those plots were in's vibrant and active - a community all of itself.... that's not the case here... most of the plots are vacant and overgrown...very little interest or take up... in some aspects I don't mind that.. hardly anyone will notice what mistakes I make... on the other hand...might be quite a lonely place to be at times...   we shall see..

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:39 lucky to get free chippings... I shall have to look into that otherwise it's quite expensive... I'm going to do it bit by bit and take it slowly...otherwise it might be overwhelming... I like everything done yesterday though...impatient...must adapt..

..thanks Fruitcake.. I shall... might go back to the site tomorrow to make my plans... it's only down the road and I could walk to it with spade in not yet.. so very convenient for me if this works out...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:09

...oh I will... everyone's enthusiasm is rubbing off on me too...  I hope to hear soon from them...I got the impression there wouldn't be a problem in getting the plot I wanted...

I think now I might also go for bark chippings for path with weed fabric underneath, I've already got plenty of that..

...will update as soon as I know more....thanks again

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 12:14

..thank you GWRS.... yes we thought to strim it over first and then start bit by bit on the weeding...going to take some time that... don't think we can burn anything so will have to cart as much away as poss...

Gardengirl...I'm in East Anglia..Fenland area...the soil I have been told is excellent on the site and it doesn't flood..

..I have spoken to the Council today and someone will be arranging to meet with me at the site in due course...not sure when...I told them I was in a hurry ! lol... ideas with the allotment will be a little different to most I think, in that I want it to be an extension of my garden..I'm not sure if other people see it that way or not..?...

...fortunately there are few restrictions apart from not doing anything commercial... so I can grow what I like.... it'll be mostly fruit bushes, apples, pears... all sorts of currants and gooseberries...  with a bit of veg here and there....herbs, garlic...I'm very fond of various cabbages...some potatoes and Curly Kale... runner beans of course, Leeks...but I don't like broad beans...

...I shall also grow flowers and roses... I'm not sure what to do regarding paths... whether to sow grass seed... I shall need good paths.. what do you all do for yours...?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:40

..thank you Fruitcake... I had thought I'd have to wait until next Spring before planting anything...  plant as you go, that's a good idea...  I admit to being a little terrified of perhaps taking on too much...  we shall

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