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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 19:14

"Cracking the slabs" here😎, did some weeding and watering on the allotment. Potted on wallflowers, sweet Williams and Verbascum from modules to 3" pots. They should be ready for planting out in the autumn.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 16:50

Lots of weeding done, veg has grown so much in the past 2 weeks of warm weather. 

Planted some Calabrese and lettuce grown in module, the ground was like concrete! OK once through the top layer,but almost needed a pick axe to get through😕, the joys of gardening on heavy clay!

Shallots are ready for lifting and the onions are bulbing up nicely. Blueberries are just starting to ripen, I love this time of year, plenty of fruit and veg to pick for dinner. 

Hope everyone has had a good weekend and enjoying the fruits of their labours.

Monty planting florence fennel near bean

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 12:28

Can't say I've ever had a problem growing it amongst other veg.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 17:53

Brilliant GWRS.😊. I definitely don't have anything worthy of the show bench but it's nice to have fresh veggies now. Cabbage, Calabrese and sugar snap peas with our dinner tonight👍.

Runner and French beans will be ready next week. Really noticeable how much growth with the warmer settled weather. 

Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 10:08

Funnily raspberries are the only fruit the birds don't attack on my plot, they have stripped the currant bushes before I netted them and take a share of the strawberries but seem to ignore the raspberries .

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:45

Warm and muggy here in Kent. With warm dry weather forecast I'm hoping the veg will put on a growth spurt. 

Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:38

Overall it's been a strange year, some things doing well and others struggling but for me I've had a great crop of raspberries, we've been picking for 3 weeks now and they're just coming to an end, loads in the freezer 😊. 

Nature/allotment gardening

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 21:07

I have slow worms on my allotment and I can say I've never had any problems with them getting trapped in the netting. I use very fine mesh called debris netting. I'm not as generous as Pansyface and if I go to the effort of growing fruit n veg I want to eat as much as I can.

However I do have extensive areas of bramble, nettles and mixed shrubs n trees around 3/4 of the plot plus old logs and stone piles to give fauna a sanctuary.

I guess it depends on your philosophy but there's always more than one approach.

Last edited: 15 July 2016 21:08:33

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 07:44

I have the green netting. Another additional item for your shop could be ' tent pegs' for securing the netting, likewise cable ties, all these items are noticeably cheaper when bought in bulk.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:04

It certainly diffuses the wind, it stopped a massive hailstorm from ripping my fruit bushes to shreds anyway. It's the best netting I've come across by far.

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