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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 16:29

Good luck with the allotment Verdun, like the idea a of a river in your garden too. On a walk today we passed a couple of beautiful gardens with streams running through. Very tranquil in the summer, I would be on edge a bit after heavy rain though!

Did lots of weeding on the allotment, picked more beans and courgettes. Dug up a couple of parsnips to see how they're doing, nice size and they smell so good😊.

Pulled up the first batch of sweetcorn, second batch should be ready soon. Butternut squash are starting to ripen, not a huge crop but happy enough with 4 fruit per plant.

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:42

Clamshell packaging😬, especially on items you may want to use straight from the shop. Most of it you can only with the use of a pair of scissors or can opener, not something I carry with me! I bought a car freshener recently, it was almost a military exercise getting it out of the packaging. 

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:40

I fully understand a 4x4 when it's used for the purpose it's designed for, what I don't get is when they're bought as a fashion accessory and the owners are so precious about them that they'll force you off the road rather than go near a hedge on a country road. 

On the lanes near me the 'Chelsea tractor's brigade drive around like the road belongs to them. However if you come across a functional 4x4 they'll happily pull over not afraid to scratch their precious motor 

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:48

Fairygirl, I would certainly describe that as Art, it displays skill and technique. What I find difficult to understand is how a 'pile of bricks ' and such like is described as Art.

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:40

Philippa, I think you may be right some of my dogs deposits are similar to a lot of Modern Art that I've seen😁.

On that note, my better half and I went to Wisley today, they have a Sculpture trail at the moment. Some of the sculpture was fantastic but the ones " I didn't get" were the piles of twisted metal, I know it works for some people but a simple minded soul like me needs Art to look like something.

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:17

I don't get dog owners who take the trouble to pick up their pooches 'deposits' then hang it in a bag on a tree, must be the same people who do it with bags of rubbish! Do these people think there are specially trained carrier pigeons who come along and clean up after them.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:02

Onions and shallots have now dried off nicely so they've been hung in the garage for storage.

Picked the last of the first sowing of sweetcorn, they've done really well, average 2 cobs per plant 😊. Still picking shed loads of beans, freezer is full, luckily we have found someone with a large family who is happy to take our surplus. 

Courgettes doing well, one plant that is growing on the manure heap is going bonkers, it's growing through the brambles and halfway across the allotment.

Time to start preparing beds for next year but the ground is like concrete at the moment so might wait for a bit of rain.

Things I don't get

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 16:36

4 wheel drive cars, fine if you're a farmer or mountain rescue, completely stupid if you live in the city or suburbs. 

We have so many Chelsea tractors in this part of Kent, they're so paranoid about scratching their vehicle they take up all the road on our narrow country roads which in turn means you have to drive in the hedge😣. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:59

Yay😊, the sweetcorn is ready! Had the first tonight, from picking to the plate in 30 mins, so sweet. 

I tried green manures on my raised beds last year, the verdict is still out, think I'll stick with manure and garden compost to be honest as the bed I treated just with manure did so much better this year. Probably doing it wrong but as I can get good loads of manure pretty cheap I won't fix what ain't broken😉.

Loads of beans at the moment and toms are ripening well.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 20:17

Hope everyone's had a nice weekend, lots of watering to do, the ground is very dry, huge cracks are forming in the clay.

Put the Onions in the greenhouse to finish drying. Picked a bucket of French and runner beans and loads of courgettes.

Sweetcorn is nearly ready, really looking forward to them. 

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