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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 23:17

Lovely weather this last couple of days, toms are looking a bit happier at last, lettuce and mangetout going crazy and beans seemed to have doubled in size this week! Main potatoes have been planted, need to get beetroot planted one evening this week but working extra hrs at the moment and time is running away!

Hope you all have a good week 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 23:20

You take it steady Zoomer , slow but sure......very handy to be given seats of just the right height ... Thanks for the info re strawberries, very interesting....hope the weather holds for you and your friend at the allotment!

have a good weekend everyone


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 22:08

Hi peeps

 Matty, your pics are great, you seem to be going great guns with your plants!

Holliehock, thanks for the feedback, I will look for some statice seeds and give them a go. 

My cosmos are really doing well, I have sown just a few red sunflower which have germinated and looking good. Asters have just started to appear but nothing in the trays from rudebekia, phlox or delphiniums. ????????.  Have planted gladioli and dahlias for the first time!   Exciting times!



New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:50

Hi everyone, not been on here for a couple if weeks, hope all is well with your allotments. I've read a few of the posts so here goes......

first of all Zoomer, so sorry to hear of your recent illness, hope you are making a good recovery. It's sounds as if you've really been through it, I hope you're managing to do some gardening of sorts, it will lift your spirits ????

Gardengirl, glad you got an offer of an allotment, did you decide whether to take it or not?

Stagbeetle, you seem to have got to grips with your allotment and it sounds as if you've done loads! Good news about the chicks lol.

GWRS, glad you had a nice time in Tenby, was the weather kind to you?

Gina, hope you enjoyed your day off..... Yes I'm hoping to have flowers too. Have planted gladioli and dahlias, neither of which I've grown before, have sown phlox, delphiniums, rudbeckia and asters but not much showing through yet in greenhouse (eek ! )  Didn't realise you were in Cheltenham, sis in law lives there, she took us to Dundry nursery? Think that's what it was called...earlier this year, to the potato weekend, they had loads of varieties to choose from. We're further down the M5 in South Glos, just off junc 14.  Loved the pics you pOstend of your before and after. How are things going with your new polytunnel?

Hello Caral, hope you're getting on well with your plot.....keep us updated with your progress, it's great hearing what everyone is doing. 

Lets hope the weather holds for us all this weekend! ????????????????????

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 21:13

Thanks Matty, will try the freezer method then I think. Will keep my fingers crossed that they germinate ????Sorry to hear about your cold house problem! I had the same thing happen to me 2 years ago, came home to find trays of compost seeds and seedlings everywhere sooooooo frustrating!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 18:37

Well after all the rain yesterday it was nice to get outside today. First early spuds were put in containers 2 weeks ago, today the second earlies were done and the mains will be in another couple of weeks . Sown a lot in the greenhouse today veg wise and flowers and have lettuce and rocket through that were sown just a couple of weeks ago.

I started of my moneymaker toms in the propogator and they became very leggy. quite quickly, drooping over each other so I've transplanted them into pots but they are still looking sickly so think I will have to sow some more.  

Onions and shallots have been planted...... Oh I do love this time of year.

GWRS, hope you enjoyed your hols????

Enjoy your gardening everyone !!!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 18:22

Hi peeps, you all seem to be doing well with your seedlings. I've got seedlings of 2 variety of cosmos going at the moment plus just a few sunflowers and several sweet peas. Today I have sown antihhrinium (excuse any errors in spelling), asters, rudbeckia and verbena. Can i ask you all which method you have found the best for larkspur germination? I've never sown it before and have spent the last few days umming and arggghing on what to do. ?????? ??????????????????

Ive also got phlox sown but nothing happening there at the moment. I'm also going to sow dill as that looks nice as a filler between flowers in a vase.

your vases look lovely Tootles, nice to see some colour indoors ????


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 23:03

Happy birthday Stagbeetle and Fruitcake, hope you got some nice pressies

Gina, Gardengirl and Stagbeetle, you've all been very busy and it' sounds as if you've got lots of success so far with your sowings!

Fruitcake, I'm sure you'll be fine with your chooks, you've taken some good precautions so far re their safety. The Internet as you know has a minefield of information and there's some interesting forum sites where lots of people are happy to share their experiences. Enjoy your girls when you get them but I'll warn you they are 'time wasters ' in as much as I can watch them and chat to them for hours! 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:21

Good morning everyone , thanks for the feedback.

Think I overdid the gardening on Sunday , my muscles are complaining loudly! It's lovely and sunny today, don't know for how long, a cloudy day with showers was forecast  Hoping to get more sowing done later and think id better transplant my toms into small pots.....not liking the look of them still ! 

Hope you all have a good  day 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 01:36

HI peeps, glad I found this thread coz I'm also gonna have a go at a cut flower bed....

Sounds like I need to get a move on, I haven't sown much compared to you all! I ve got two different types of cosmos which have germinated and some 'red sun ' sunflowers. I've bought a few dahlias ( a first for me) and some gladioli ( another first). 

Will give myself a kick up the rear and get sowing when I can this week ????, have only got one heated propogator( purchased just a couple of weeks ago) and that has peppers in it....really impressed with it and now wish I'd bought more. 

Love to see pics.....thanks for yours Tootles.... Look forward to seeing more!


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