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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:21

Hi all, thank you for the welcome

nice pics there Gardengirl, I didn't sow beetroot this year but last summer I had a fab crop, they were huge. Don't know how I managed it but they were lovely , especially oven baked, yum yum.

I'm attempting to base my allotment garden on a 'potager' design, know it's gonna take a lot of time and hard work but it will be worth it.

Fruitcake, whereabouts in Bristol are you?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 02:16

Hi everyone, hope you don't mind me joining this thread. I haven't got an allotment but we bought a cottage 4 yrs ago in a village and it has an unusual lay out regarding the gardens. We have a back garden which was quite 'up together' when we moved here and I have been managing that and adding my own touches. The front garden was a bit haphazard and although we look out onto about 50 ft, the last quarter of the garden belongs to our neighbour and they have rights of access down our garden path to get to the front of their cottage. We extended our kitchen which is at the front so ended up re structuring the whole garden which I'm really pleased with.

we also have another garden which runs parallel to our neighbours back garden ( we have rights of access all around their cottage ) and this is the area that I'm hoping to completely restructure over the next couple of years. When we moved here it just looked like a huge expanse of grass which we just mowed to keep tidy but there was loads of weeds throughout. Over the last year or so we built temporary veggie beds just so we could grow a little produce. This year I have managed to clear a larger area  and I'm trying to get a better layout for future planting. 

It's encouraging to read all your posts and the pics look fab too!  It's handy that I don't have to walk far for my 'allotment type' garden but it would be nice to talk to other allotment folk for advice and encouragement...... Which is why I zoomed in on here once I saw the thread! I've been here over an hour just reading through from the beginning  

I'm a bit if a techno-phobe but will try and take some pics tomorrow, weather permitting and see if I can manage to post them.

As it's 2.15am think I'd better go to bed! Will catch up here tomorrow......happy gardening all 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:30

Well it's rained constantly here today so don't mind being at work. OH is out trimming one of the hedges in the rain , I told him the weather is set to improve over the next couple of days but because its grown like mad this last week it's bugging the life out of him!

Had a visit to osteopath today, been suffering with neck, shoulder and arm.....I have a trapped nerve and already feel easier after the treatment, should sleep better tonight! I admit to being a miserable old '....the last couple of days, OH will be relieved !

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Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:43

Yawn, yawn , yawn.......long day at work today and got drenched at least twice as it hasn't stopped raining!

Nothing to report gardening wise But just wanted to day 'hello'.

Another long day work wise tomorrow so will trawl through your posts when I get home. 


Posted: 28/05/2013 at 08:40

Good morning. Wet here as expected so I won't be missing gardening time whilst I'm at work.

BL enjoy your lunch and a pleasant day to everyone!

Greenhouse learner

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 00:13

Hi reiver, I'm a relative newbie to gardening myself so will let the more experienced answer your question, but happy retirement and enjoy your learning, there's some great helpers on here 

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Posted: 28/05/2013 at 00:09

FG wouldn't have dared come home without it!

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Posted: 27/05/2013 at 22:32

Gardengirl, we must have exceptional hearing!

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Posted: 27/05/2013 at 22:31

FG, it's good to be naughty sometimes

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Posted: 27/05/2013 at 22:13

Evening all.

much cooler here today but stayed dry until this evening. The skip is now full and I have a lot more garden back. OH is hoping to start turning the area over next weekend, weather permitting, and will be constructing a compost bin and a couple of raised veggie beds. I'm as excited as a kiddy in a sweetshop  We are both suffering with aching backs and shoulders today so will be taking it easy for a couple of days. We are both back to work tomorrow so won't have time to over exert ourselves anyway. 

I was a bit naughty today, went to shops to get milk and popped in to gardening shop.....the 2 mini bay trees that I've been admiring on my last few visits just leapt into may arms.... They obviously wanted to go to a loving buyer, how could I refuse 

Now I'll have to buy 2 nice pots!

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