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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 20:07
Almost completed the coldframe, just in time for hardening off plants for the allotment. Onion sets in modules are ready to go in, my OH is pleased with the greenhouse, she has sown some seeds in trays to christen it.

Buying veg plug plants online

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 07:53
I would be wary of ordering any veg plants online, at that stage they are so easily checked. Much better to buy them from a good nursery or plant fair, also boot Fairs often have people selling their excess plants.
Hopefully someone on the forum can help with a good online supplier but I would want to see the plants before buying them.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 07:32
Hi Zoomer, the greenhouse will be used to start of seedlings and to grow toms, cucumbers and peppers. It's only an 8 x 6 so have to be realistic, I also have a cheap polytunnel and the plan is to replace that too with a greenhouse when money allows.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 19:31
Finished the greenhouse today, had to replace some panels as this was a second hand freebie and the glazing clips weren't the standard W or G type, I had to source what I now know are Headen clips online.
Next project is to build some new cold frames and a base for a shed. On the plant side the onion sets in modules are ready for planting and had our first crop of 'forced' rhubarb. Lovely and sweet!

Slow worms

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 17:51
Not seen any yet, normally we have a few in the compost heap on the allotment. Love them, especially the young ones, so golden in colour.

Cats and plants

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 16:37
They're poisonous to dogs so very possibly. It just depends on their degree of toxicity. Some plants range from mildly upsetting to fatal.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:50
Potted on my aubergines, sweet peppers and some tomatoes. Sowed greenhouse cucumbers and a few types of HHA.

Your favourite garden

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 09:38
I'm a great fan of Wisley, we're RHS members so can take advantage of regular visits, there is always something to admire and it has great diversity of plants and planting.
Whatever the time of year there is something to admire.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:41
I continued glazing the greenhouse and my better half sowed carrots, radish, beetroot and spring onion in one of the raised beds. She also sowed direct a mix of hardy annuals on the allotment. Lovely day to be outside, hopefully more of the same tomorrow.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 07:31
Minus 1 this morning, heavy frost but blue skies and sunny. Forecast for high teens over the weekend, time to do some sowing outside.

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