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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Today at 14:48

Second coat of paint applied to the shed. Started digging over the beds. Weeded raised beds and covered with a couple of inches of manure.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 21:35

Hi Gardengirl, my better half helped hold panels while I fixed them together but after that it was straight forward. It was a lot easier to construct than a metal one I did for my sister in law a few weeks ago.

Gave it it's first coat of paint, green. Hope to add another coat ay the weekend.

Went to dig some parsnips for dinner, only needed one! 


Posted: Yesterday at 19:04

Nice crop there Chris, I always grow a couple of plants because my better half likes them but I'd much rather have cabbage. This year they've been poor, not too sure why as other brassicas have done OK.

My favourite veg on the Xmas plate is roast parsnip. They have done OK this year, we had part of this one tonight.

pet companions

Posted: Yesterday at 18:48

Hi Logan, she doesn't chase but if we are close to a horse I call her back and put her on the lead. I'm never sure how the horse will react and Floss is only 15 months so quite ' bouncy'.

At Camber there is a lot of beach so you can avoid getting too close, and if she has her ball to chase she blanks out most things.

She does have a strong prey instinct and would climb trees to get a squirrel if she could, her recall is pretty good but we have to reinforce it a lot now she's entering her ' teens'.

How is Bracken doing? 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 20:43

Managed to finish erecting my shed, flat pack, still need to paint it but it's ready to house my tools etc which have been residing in the GH.

Dug some Leeks for dinner. The autumn sown sweet peas have germinated well and made strong little plants. Need to get on and start winter digging, fingers crossed next weekend is dry.

Plenty of root veg still, parsnips should have benefited from last week's cold snap. Autumn planted onion and shallots doing well in the raised bed, hope they survive the winter, last year they got waterlogged grown direct on the allotment.

pet companions

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 16:27

Lovely walk on the beach today with our tennis ball obsessed Border Collie. Lots of other dog walkers and horse riders out too. Excuse my shadow as Floss waits for mum to throw the ball.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 16:13

Gorgeous frosty morning turned into a crisp sunny day, not a cloud in the sky here in Kent. Took the dog for a walk along the beach at Camber Sands, lots of people enjoying a stroll.

Sweet peas

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 09:18

For me at least the mice are only bothered about eating the seed but I have lost young plants to slugs and snails. If the plants were too wet they may have dampened off. 

pet companions

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 08:14

Sorry to hear that Logan, best wishes to you and Bracken.

Landscape photographer of the year

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 12:32

I'm glad it's not just me who wasn't keen on the winner. My better half is a keen photographer and we both love going to the mountains so we try to get to see this exhibition each year. 

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