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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 18:10

Lovely mild day on the plot. The courgettes, cucumbers and toms have finished cropping so pulled them up and placed on compost heap. 

Noticed the autumn onion sets starting to sprout, hopefully they'll fare better in a raised bed than on the clay of the allotment.

Sowed Sweet Peas in GH, always nice to have a bunch of them indoors.


Posted: 24/10/2016 at 17:05

The famous quote of " nothing certain in life apart from death and taxes" needs the addition of ' sticking your hand in cat poo' if you're a gardener

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 12:31

Hi Gardengirl, it's going to be an 8 by 6. It would be much nicer to build one, as you're doing, but I'm too lazy so taking the easy route.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 17:51

Very envious Bob, I've got 2 bushes, must get some more, the leaves on mine are just getting some colour but nowhere near as fabulous as yours.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 16:31

Enjoy Tenby GWRS, hats off to Gardengirl, I'm taking the easy route and buying a flat pack shed.

Constructed and laid the wooden base today so need to get on and order one. 

Still picking a few cucumbers and courgettes still have a few fruit but it will be cabbages and root veg from now on. 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 13:34


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 13:34

I'd much rather have Zoe Ball rather than Tess Daly, can't say I've noticed her babbling at high speed, she has her own style, I guess it suits some better than others. 

Don't think it would put people of watching the programme either way, I couldn't stand Bruce Forsyth but I just turned him out.

I don't believe it!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 07:57

Good revenue for the ground and very unlikely to damage the turf, can't see a problem.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 07:48

Misty and cold outside, just right for a dog walk once I've had my second cuppa

Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 18:15

I haven't seen the tree felling in Sheffield, but I do remember an article in the news a few years back where an avenue of Horse chestnut were felled to stop children throwing sticks to collect conkers . Health n Safety gone mad.

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