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New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 12:14

Have had my allotment for just over a year, cleared most of it, and grown lots of different things to see which grows best. Get loads of good advice from other allotmenteers, and swap goodies. It was great finding out if the currants were red,white or black, and have gorgeous apples.

I asked the council (who own the land) if I could have the other half of my plot as it wasn't being worked,and the person renting it left it until the very last day before termination of contract ,to go and pull up brambles and put down plastic. But not plant anything. So next year I assume I shall have to clear their brambles off my plot again.

I pay £40 for half a plot, but there is water supplied,and I don't have to pay for my shed,so it is definitely more cost effective than going to the gym.

It feels like I am in the middle of the countryside, with just the birds singing and bees buzzing,but really I am in suburbia.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 19:23

This is the first year I have had an allotment and tried to grow onions,and I have had the same result as Forester2. I thought it was something to do with where I had planted them, but it seems that it wasn't just me that has had a disappointing crop. But the wet weather has produced an enormous pumpkin!

Where are YOU?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:58

I am in Surbiton, same part of the country as Scott

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:44

Doesn't your garden look wonderful,all ready for the summer. It really is a credit to all of the hard work you have put in.

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:50

Love the picture Brumbull, did you take it? Did he get down safely? (Just realised that might be a silly question if you didn't take it )

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 13:21

Just want to say that GardenJeannie has made me feel even happier than I was already, having been out in the sunshine and had a good long walk.

Isn't it lovely when all the right things fall into place for someone


First Spring Flowers

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 12:56

Just been out with the dog and saw a single celandine down by the river

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 00:00

Ok, can I call it help with using the right button then ? 

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:12

 Thanks Nutcutlet, not only gardening advice  but IT too

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 16:59

Not sure if these are strictly spring flowers, have just found a pale pink pelargonium and pale yellow antirrhinum in flower, not sure how to add the picture though

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