SweetPea93


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Allotments!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 13:05

We got our allotment yesterday, after a phonecall to the council and then to the site rep, and did a spot of digging this morning. It's a huge 25mx8m plot, but is in need of a LOT of work. Originally it was just a mess of brambles which defeated the previous occupants, and someone who has not one, not two, but three plots told us that other plot holders would just chuck their rubbish - rubble, slate, bricks, wood etc on it is it's right by the gate, and they could just reverse in, chuck it all down and leave... Which means we can only dig a few inches down before hitting rubble in some spots... it's backbreaking and not very nice currently. Lots of digging to be done over the next few months, and lots of weedkiller on the giant brambles.

We are so fortunate to have such a large plot in a 6 week time frame. I'm just hoping we can in time improve on how many rocks and pebbles there are!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 12:55

I've been rather disheartened lately. My greenhouse collapsed taking with it all the contents, and all my seedlings that had been transported outside were eaten up in a matter of two days. Seeing your gardens give me hope for next year, but in regards to my garden this year, it's a now rather a sad sight.

Lobelia

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:17

The OH planted some, the ones that did germinate in the greenhouse, there wasn't an awful lot, half died, all of the blue are dead, and he's just lost half of his purple, they've almost been as much trouble as the peppers!

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:14

Oh I am glad this thread has picked up again! I love seeing photos and hearing about your pets. I am a big fan of the older feline gardeners here!

Only today have me and the OH talked about adding a younger little one to the brood... we do love black cats!

Hopefully more photos to come from you all!

Good deal on Tomato plugs! Were £14.99 now £1.99

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:12

Hey all,

Just ordered these http://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Vegetable+Plants/Popular+Vegetable+Plants/Tomato+Plants/Tomato+Plants+-+Lucky+Dip_243985.htm

and used a voucher code 'TOM199' at the checkout to get them for £1.99. Should still work!

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:20

Oooh I was expecting more people in my neck of the woods, Matty2 is just down the road in Malvern though!

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:16

I've not spoken or seen from you before Mike, but my thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery. A lot of people will be sending well wishes to you I'm sure, judging by this thread alone.

*hugs*

What are these I potted up?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:14

I'm glad I'm not alone in doing this, me and the OH are both guilty of this!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:12

St John's in in Worcester, and is close to the river that burst it's banks in the central of the city, I can't tell you too much because I've not lived here long myself!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-flooding-in-worcester-causes-river-severn-to-hit-highest-level-on-record-9127025.html

I recall St John, just an area of worcester being worse effected as the bridge over the Severn that connects them to the city centre was too unsafe to use and was closed to traffic and later pedestrians. People were unable to get to work, and a lot of the shops had to close early - mine included for safety of staff returning home, and of course the lack of people able to get into town! The bus service had up to four hour queues!

From what I saw on the news the flooding here wasn't as bad as in the south, but I am aware that a considerable amount of damage was done to a lot of properties and gardens, and I'm sure there are keen gardeners out there that did have their gardens effectively ruined, but I've been unable to source local gardener groups or active forums to inquire.

http://www.airexperiences.co.uk/aerial-photography/uk-floods-worcester/

There's some additional photos of the floods...

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:55

I don't have much, but if anyone knows anyone in Worcester affected by our floods, I have some Zinnia, Marigolds and Dahlias to give away... Nothing too exciting, but it's all I have for the moment, I will have carnations and candytuft ready in a couple of weeks too...

It might not help anyone, but I know the flooding was quite bad on the St John side of things, I was a lucky one!

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