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pet companions

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 12:51

The Bluebells are almost fully out now, lovely walk, the scent coming off them was gorgeous.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 16:31

Floss being very obliging and holding the twine for me.

The sweet peas are growing well now and about a foot up the canes. Plan for the weekend is to put the greenhouse together and quite a bit of potting on, cabbages, celeriac and toms. 

Harvesting Rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 21:16

If it was me I wouldn't pick any this year or next as you're going to transplant again. Make sure that it doesn't dry out in the bag and incorporate lots of organic material in its permanent position.

pet companions

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 19:47

 My better half took Floss to the Bluebell wood while I was at work. Reckon they'll be fully out by the weekend

Seed to buy

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 20:19

Lidl and Wilkos are pretty good value too and I've had good results from both.

Climbing French Beans .

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 20:14

Hi Terry, grow them just like runner beans. I've grown Cobra and Purple Cascade, both good croppers. I normally grow half a row of runners and half a row of climbing french beans along the same trench, they'll be fine in wigwams too.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 19:01

Great effort Learnincurve. It's really handy having your plot close to home, I'm really lucky as mine is just across the road. I've never grown Inca berries, so I look forward to hearing of your progress.

Dismantled the freebie greenhouse, managed to save most of the glass, will replace the broken panes with polycarbonate. 

Really pleased with the amount of flower on the fruit bushes this year, fingers crossed for a bumper crop.

Vic's Allotment Adventures

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 18:04

Great news Victoria, after all your hard work on the other plot you deserve a trouble free and bountiful season. 

Lots of rhubarb seems to be bolting early this season, just cut off the spikes and give the crown a good water, it should be ok. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 09:32

Lovely pics GD and Fairygirl. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 20:10

Thanks GWRS, I was lucky enough to get a second hand one for £20 last year, that's on the allotment. This one will be going in the back garden to replace a polytunnel. 

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