Latest posts by Weyplotter

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!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:21

BuzzieB no need to be envious your turn will come too! Thanks for the advice GWRS will go to GC tomorrow saying that the Greenhouse people have got a sale on too so am keeping an open on the website too.

Roy-good luck with Homebase regarding your paint, I had a similar problem and they wouldn't exchange etc. I have never bought paint from again although do buy gardening stuff and have picked up really cheap plants.

Popped to the plot and did some more digging and found a row of rhubarb-previous owner had planted the label too-Timberly early- lovely.


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 09:54

Morning everyone

So excited ! At long last my green house is going up. The builder started yesterday-concrete base and is putting the bricks round it now and next week will assemble it, can't wait have never had a greenhouse.

LOL Greenhouse has sat in the garage for a while as couldn't find a decent builder either the job was too small and they weren't interested or gave ridiculous quotes even this builder is charging a fair amount. GH is 8x6 which hopefully will be ok as most of the stuff will be grown on the plot.

Need to buy staging etc- I'd be interested in your ideas, have been reading the GH thread, no decisions made yet once the GH is up I think it will be easier to visualize what will fit in.

Went to the plot yesterday and did some digging on my new qtr plot managed to do about a 3rd. definitely feeling the muscles today.

Have a good day.


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:39

Happy new year everyone. 

Looks like you've all been busy unlike me who had an invasion of nasty germs that decided to squat in my lungs for weeks! All better now, anyone else under the weather hope you feel better soon.

Got heaps to do at the plot although I do have all my seeds and am looking forward to getting potatoes. Got some from our lottie shop last yr will buy again although am tempted by the TM offer. Not very good with planning as naturally an impulsive person but will put plans in my head in my lovely gardening note book.

My new grow more mag arrived with a free book by John Harrison 'veg growing' so much to read!

Popped to around to see the plot yesterday and was pleased to see broad beans garlic onions growing nicely and rhubarb with tiny-tiny leaves.

Have a fab day.



New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 19:20

Thanks Gg will definitely be watching that something to look forward to in the new yr.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 09:15

Beautiful photos, holly hocks look amazing lovely to look at on this dull and deary morning.

Mole hills

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:16

Oh edd you do make me laugh Bank voles? never heard of them Night garden, I'm curious so will do a search.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:08

Gg thanks ever so for how to upload etc, will have a go at some point-don't hold your breath though! Never been to Loosely myself might look into it. Went to Hampton crt show this yr-simply fab, except for Wisley haven't been to other gardens etc never have the time.

GC selling seeds for 10p! bought loads some don't expire until 2017 going to give some to kids gardening club who have a few plots on our allotment.


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