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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.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 16:20

Another idea for the shop could be rolls of debris netting. Not everyone wants a 30 or 50 metre roll, but if the shop sold it by the metre it would work out very cost effective. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 12:55

On my previous allotment site the shop did good deals on compost and fertiliser. It's also handy to have bamboo canes and netting. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:09

Our Border Collie has developed a taste for raspberries, she's 10 months old so this is her first summer. While we're picking the raspberries she helps herself to all the ones at knee level😄.

Climbing beans are doing well now, should be picking both runners and French next week.

Good luck to all entering their produce at shows.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 18:24

I'd definitely struggle to enter anything into a garden show. Courgettes are only just starting, I'll pick the first couple this week, they were hard hit by the hailstones a couple of weeks since.

We've had a good fruit crop though, the raspberries have been really good and plenty of black and red currants and strawberries too. Just the blueberries left to ripen.( They were under netting so avoided the hailstones)

Veg has put on a growth spurt over the last 2 weeks, the sweetcorn has grown at least a foot during that time.

French and runner beans are setting and it's been good so far for mangetout and sugar snap peas.

At least the slug damage has lessened since application of Nemaslug.

Cost of paving for new greenhouse base

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:54

I'm wondering how long they think it will take to do this. If they're charging an hourly rate of £60 then at £8000 for labour alone that's 130 hours! That's just plain ridiculous. 

pet companions

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 06:51

He's a lovely looking fella Busy😊, we're just starting out on our journey with Floss, she's 10 months now. Here's a pic with my sister's Lab/Retriever who's 14 now.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 19:12


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 18:37

Really need a spell of ' seasonal' weather, last night it was down to 9 degrees in the greenhouse, plants are struggling especially after the storms.

A few successes like the peas and lettuces which prefer it cold but the courgette, beans etc are well behind. 

The joys of allotment wearing😕

Labrador rescues

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 18:31

My sister has a retired guide dog, she's 14 now but still walks kerbside when walking by the road😊. They do lots of work for the Guide Dogs and boarder guide dogs when their owners go on holiday etc. 

Like Plant Pauper says they are totally different characters when the harness is off. 

The picture is Tammie the retired guide dog with my BC pup Floss 

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