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Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:15

I'm overrun with woodlice as the borders were filled with cheap wood chips by the landlord, but I've found them to be helpful. My strawberries are struggling, with maybe three berries thus far!

Mr Fothergills Seeds

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:12

I've not had issues with fothergills either. Urwins however haven't been so fruitful!

Allotment and new gardener enthusiast Tips and Tricks

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:09

It wouldn't be so bad but people used to dump their rubbish on it, so you'd get so far down and hit a buried brick and have to shift all the soil and roots from around it. It's been painstakingly slow lately. Hard to keep motivated when people around us are planting out things!

Our last garden was just grey slabs and conifer trees! This one is only a slight improvement!


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:07

 Day one!

 Day three!

 day 7


 Day 14! Another week of working the soil and we might start growing! The only thing growing at an alarming rate are the weeds! Loved all the rain which held us back!


Allotment and new gardener enthusiast Tips and Tricks

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:01

I'm hoping at some point we might try and share some plants with some girls we've gotten friendly with, but we're a bit off planting anything yet! I should really post some photos! Who knew you could be so proud of some ground you've dug over! I love the 99p shops, great for twine, canes, I even saw some mini poly tunnels which looked fab!

Thank you Philippa! Is yours as hard work as mine? It's bramble root after bramble root at the moment! I should post some photos at some point!


Allotment and new gardener enthusiast Tips and Tricks

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:48

I didn't realise there was a character limitation on posts, and I sort of got chopped of mid flow! Bah!

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:46

This thread is ever so cute!

I don't really know anybody but I guess I associate Mike with an Oak tree, so wise and full of knowledge, Busy, Busy Lizzie's of course, though that's an obvious one. Dove is always so lovely and complimentary about my garden, and for obvious reasons makes me think of the purest white, so something white, sweet and lovely, a jasmine of course!

Growing veg

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:41

Oh I should add, get them from a plant not seed. Maybe you could sew some chives? They also happen to sprout pretty pink flowers which are also edible and look pretty in the salads you'll make with your tomatoes!

Growing veg

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:40

How about some strawberries? Mine are doing quite well in a container at present


how long does it take for bell peppers to germinate?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:32

Mine took three weeks to show in the greenhouse.

Asda are selling seedlings/plugs whatever you like to call them, 79p I think

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