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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 10:36

GWRS, yes it looks like we're in for another cold spell, brrr. If it stays dry hope to spread the remainder of my manure on to the plot. 

Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 12:11

I think the BBC would be quite happy with the programme aired last week, it covered projects from both ends of the financial scale and what it has achieved by design ,or not, is a lot of debate on this forum alone. If you translate that to the wider public I would guess the viewing figures will rise as a result because of people's general curiosity.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 19:22

Went to the GC and bought some onion sets, Centurion, and some seed potatoes, first earlies, Rocket. I'm going to grow the potatoes in buckets as I've never had great success on my heavy clay. Paid my yearly rental, £20 per plot. Not much left in the ground now, half a row of parsnips and a few Swedes. Countryfile weather forecast predicting cold weather on its way.


Posted: 04/02/2017 at 17:32

Aster, they always have some in the tropical house but normally they have a special display for a limited period. At the moment they have the butterflies in the tropical house. Thinking of going next weekend so I will post if they have an orchid display soon.

Winter soft fruit pruning

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 14:51

Hi Bob, I did my soft fruit a couple of weeks ago. Still got to do some mulching. Looking for a suitable container to force on of my Rhubarb crowns.


Posted: 04/02/2017 at 08:00

It looks to be a fantastic display from the clips shown on TV. Just a shame it's such a nightmare journey on the train from here in Kent. Wisley is a lot closer and they have a wonderful display too and as RHS member it's free.

pet companions

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 07:48

Hope Bracken had a better night and you got some sleep Logan.

Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 20:05

Really enjoyed the programme tonight, bit shocked at the cost of the 'folly'. The woodland allotment was truly inspirational.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 20:01

That's terrible Terry,I feel for you. I'm not sure I would have the heart to carry on, all credit to you.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 16:27

Quite a pleasant day but it's turning wet and windy now.

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