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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:33


Nice to read what everyone has been up to- on the gardening front its been a quiet week for me but pretty hectic otherwise.

Still waiting for my delivery from 'Parkers' ordered pots Charlotte, peach, pear, and desert grapes never grown any of these before so quiet excited. Not growing too many pots as got blight last yr going to try bag method as well and then compare the results. Did see my lottie neighbour spaying a milky stuff on her main crop pots luckily she didn't get blight, forgotten the name of the stuff anyone know what's its called?

Really going to try hard to wait to sow later rather than earlier then hopefully the slugs wont be tempted by the juicy tender plants!! Honestly it was so disheartening to find rows of lettuce disappear over night despite taking the usual measure.

Fruitcake- anything you do on u tube would be good to watch, pruning would be great if you have a chance as I'm always never sure if I'm doing it right.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 18:33

Roy your plot looks fab, so nice and neat. Looks like you've worked hard at getting it ready. Was there anything growing on it before? Love your shed- mine which was on the plot is about 22 yrs old! Did the roof last yr have bought the paint just need to put it on!

I haven't bothered putting the weed sheets on this yr as we are prone to flooding but a tip I picked up was to put a spade of soil around the edges to prevent it flying away. It saves on trying to find bricks etc to secure it.

Welcome Mitch- did you get your keys today? It's sooooo exciting almost like when you buy your first hse!

Fruitcake- I'm looking forward to your new venture-good on you.

Going to pick up 205L metal drum via Freecycle to use on the plot tomorrow ,hopefully this will making watering a bit easier.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:34

Morning all

Yes the winds were bad, my solid garden bench was knocked over! slightly weird perhaps it was a fox? as the plastic GH was ok.

Finished manuring the plot. Weeded and thinned out the berries bed and made room for the grapes green/black which I ordered from J Parkers really excited.

Seeds- TM Suttons Fothergill Franchi I get them from GC they over order then sell them for 50p! Potatoes I got from the plot shop last yr but have ordered from Parkers special offer. Basically if I see a good bargain I tend to buy it whether I need it of not!!

Gina- hope you are feeling a bit better, I planted a apple tree in memory of my mother in law in our garden last yr on what would have been her b'day. She loved apples and growing flowers. Having 'granma' tree means she is still around us.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 15:15

Gina- really sorry to hear your sad news my thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. Its a difficult time for sure, take each day as it comes and think of all the lovely times shared with your dad. xx

Yesterday was horrid here too but today although cold has been sunny and managed to do quite a bit in the garden-composting shredding etc. Hoping to get to the plot tomorrow.

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:07

I bought asparagus from TM no problems with service, grew nicely until the recent frost killed them! I buy all my seeds from GC - TM Sutton Frencchi when they're in sale if they don't germinate its probably due to me. Have just ordered plants from J Parkers for the first time hopefully they won't disappoint.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:40

I'm pleased for you Roy that OFM was ok and you've manured your plot I've actually got a fair bit to do still.

GWRS had a look at Azada and watched the video-lol I think I may have one of those lurking in my shed so will have a look on my next visit. To be honest I can't imagine swinging an azada around!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 14:32

You're lucky BuzzieB I wish the stables did that round here-I'd happily pay. Although on the plus side if you dig deep it is black gold and free!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 17:10

Roy- Your FYM sounds dreadful yes you should report. Must admit everyone is so friendly at the stables and they have asked me to tell all alottmenteers to come and collect it. Otherwise they have to pay someone to take it away so the gardeners are doing them a favor.

Fruitcake- Azada sounds good will look it up myself anything that saves the back.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 13:57

The first thing I got was a wheelbarrow as I had most tools already and luckily it came with a shed full of tools! Mostly very old and rusty do use some occasionally. I love buying gardening tools accessories so have loads.

Horse manure- do you have it on site or get it from stable? First time im manuring so looking for ideas? My local stable has a 'teletubbie' mountain and it's back breaking to get the stuff! 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 09:40

Zoomer and GWRS- thanks for all the tips, will go to Homebase/GC and generally see what's around and create rather then buy expensive staging.

Your lottie fees sound expensive? I guess the freebies make up for it. I pay £34 for a 3/4 plot inclusive of service charge.

Gardengirl your coldframe is stunning to have such talent-lucky you. They only work I've done with timber is put it around my beds!

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