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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 23:01

Gardengirl, thanks for the info, I think we will use pegs and netting once we've dug over ready for planting this year then once the season ends will look for holly branches as Gina suggested .

Lovimg the pics of your plots Zoomer and Gina, look fab 

Oh Gardengirl, almost forgot to say, I watched your video on YouTube ...good size plot  , can't wait to see your shed! 

I didn't manage to get to the potato fair last week as I was poorly but sis in law kindly got some for me, can't remember which varieties now but I will let you know!

For those who are able to 'get out there' this weekend, happy gardening  


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:24

Stagbeetle, you haven't failed!! Just being realistic with how much you can do. I'm lucky that a.) I don't have children at home anymore and b.) my 'allotment' is actually a separate garden on the other side of my neighbours garden so I don't have far to go and can nip in and out at random, even so it is hard work keeping it up together as well as my immediate garden so I understand completely. It will be nice if you can continue to grow some produce at home and keep popping in here to let us know how you get on ????????

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:16

GWRS, gardengirl and Gina, thanks for your advice regarding the cats, most welcome, was lookping at buying some holly shrubs anyway as I do like them, didn't think of using them for the cat problem! ????

Loving your very tidy plot Caral ????

I know we've still got a while to go but I travelled home in semi light yesterday so it won't be too long before we can potter in the evening????

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 23:19

Hi everyone, haven't been on here for quite a while so it was nice to see some familiar names and read all your posts 

We have been lucky in as much as we haven't had any snow yet....fingers crossed....but it is soooooo cold brrrr. Also the ground is so wet after all the rain we've  been having. I have the same problem as Fruitcake regarding our chooks, their 'run' is like a mud bath and I've slipped on a couple of occasions resulting in some very choice  words  !

As we cleared the beds in our garden allotment area last year we were inundated with cats using the area as a toilet ( there seems to have been an increase in the local cat population over the last 12 months) It seems all that freshly dug soil was like heaven to them. As the weather got wetter and the soil got sodden they decided to use the bark paths instead! Don't quite know what to do to discourage them, any ideas?

Hoping to get outside, weather permitting ( and if the cold doesn't get to my arthritic shoulder too much! ) this weekend as well as planning what to plant and where this year. Must also sort through my seeds to see what I need to buy...I love the planning as well as the actual gardening. Hope those of you that manage to get to your plots, have an enjoyable time!

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 !!!

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