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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 10:54

I can take or leave sprouts on the dinner plate so I only tend to grow a couple of plants to produce enough for Xmas dinner. This year, like a lot of veg, they were ready for picking in August! I might follow your lead next year Zoomer and go for a dwarf variety, much easier to net as this years plants are over 4ft high.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: Yesterday at 10:47

 Gorgeous autumn light this morning on our dog walk.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 18:50

Wow! That's fantastic Sheps. I'm happy if we get half a dozen. We do get large flocks on the trees and hedgerows surrounding the allotments.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 18:12

Beautiful Sheps, they seem to be on the increase here in Kent, we have certainly seen bigger numbers in the last couple of years. Not sure if official figures back this up but I hope they're on the increase.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 18:43

Big thumbs up for your parents Cotty👍. What kind of base are you going to put the greenhouse on?

pet companions

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 18:39

Ha, ha Nanny , I think the squirrels 'own' Floss, she stands at the bottom of the tree barking while they throw acorns at her😂.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 16:16

My order of bareroot Raspberry canes arrived yesterday, nice looking roots. Planted them out today in a prepared bed and gave them a good mulch of compost. Plan to erect stakes and wires tomorrow. 3 varieties, Joan J, Polka and Autumn Bliss.

Autumn sown sweet peas are starting to germinate in the greenhouse, about 50% so far. 

pet companions

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 15:26

 Floss loves a walk in the woods. Lots of squirrels about for her to chase.

Hoe, hoe, hoe?

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 09:56

I use the same one as Hosta. I like the quality of the tools and the ability to quickly change heads is great.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 21:50

Zoomer, glad your meeting went well. Does your plot have a shop or communal shed? This is a good way for plot holders to meet each other.

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