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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 08:33

Weyplotter.......electric propogator you lucky thing. Unfortunately I can't get electricity to my GH as we have to cross over a neighbours garden to get to it. I can feel the vibes of your excitement re your spanking new GH, so  pleased for you. I too am going to grow some cut flowers this year, just getting impatient to get started!

love the idea of an orange wheelbarrow 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 00:49

Rhubarb without trying Fruitcake....marvellous lol!

Zoomer, interesting to hear your story, was last year your first full year with an allotment then? I haven't grown peppers before but seem to get through quite a few cooking wise, are they easy to grow? Are there any varieties you'd recommend?

Weyplotter, which type of propagator are you hoping to get? 

Another miserable day in the South West. Within an hour I had driven through rain, hailstones, snow and sunshine.....tonight we had thunder and lightening ...what is happening!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 22:02

Looking good Victoria!

Weyplotter.... I've got one aluminium staging with the wooden slats which is currently in my old decrepid greenhouse, my son bought it for me the Xmas before last. I also have managed to pick up some aluminium staging on a local items for sale page. they are the type that is just framework that you slot in your seed trays. Unfortunately it's a bit battered and bent so we are going to put in our own slats as the trays don't fit securely. I'm also waiting for a new one to arrive, due in March, that was free when we bought the greenhouse. Think we'll have plenty of space then to grow what we want to .....just need some green fingers!

Weather has been terrible here today, constant rain! Hope you have all fared better!

Gardengirl......I'm also hoping next weekend will be better, can't wait to start sowing!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 22:21

Happy hols GWRS

Gina...a polytunnel on its way! How exciting 

Fruitcake....roof on chicken run.....not long before chook ready then! We lost a poorly chook  last weekend, now down to two, will buy another couple when the weather gets a bit warmer.

thanks to all who answered my question last week....just nice to know where everyone is and how long you've been veggie growing.

Replacement piece of glass arrived this afternoon for the greenhouse so will be put in tomorrow and then ready to organise the staging etc.  We had a few periods of rain and hailstones today so no work done outside but caught up on the housework. Family meeting up for breakfast out tomorrow then we will go to the garden centre to stock up on compost . Hoping for nice weather next weekend as I have a whole weekend without any commitments so keeping my fingers crossed. 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:10

Fruitcake, you've certainly grown quite a variety of veggies etc ..... Think I ponder too much about what to grow, where and how....should just get on with it lol and learn from my mistakes!  Did your shed come with your allotment? Is it the property of the council, do they have to repair/ replace?  Hope things get sorted with your plot neighbour.

Gardengirl, hopefully you'll soon have a plot. I wonder as a new gardening year approaches maybe some will become available, as people decide they haven't the time to continue with their allotment.....wishful thinking for you!

Hi RG, glad I'm not the only novice! I have grown a few bits and pieces in the last couple of years but a bit hit and miss....I don't have an allotment as such but a separate garden area that we are turning over to a veggie garden. We've spent a long time clearing it all so this year will be, hopefully, a bit more structured growing wise! Oh and I live North Bristol/ South Glos





New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 21:48

Excellent news Stagbeetle , so pleased for you and it's nice the family are 'on board' too. A nice flat plot as well, looking at the pics, bet you can't wait to get stuck in 

Gardengirl......8th on the list, any idea what that equates to time wise? 

Weyplotter....I'm impressed with your DIY....I wouldn't have a clue where to start!

Question for all.......where are you all from and how long have you been growing veggies?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:50

Good news for you Stagbeetle, will look forward to seeing the photos!

Gardengirl, any news about your plot yet?

Hope everyone is keeping well and you manage to get to your plots this weekend....we should have some dry spells here tomorrow, fingers crossed

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 22:03

Good luck with getting your allotment Stagbattle, hope it's soon then you'll beable to get a good growing season in 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:40

Hi everyone.....what a beautiful day today! The OH has been constructing the new greenhouse, unfortunately there was an accident with a piece of glass, so have to replace that  !!!  I've been washing all my seed trays ready for sowing seeds, can't wait....note to self, must clean trays next time as soon as they're finished with! 

Really enjoyed Allotment Challenge on Friday, weren't those cauliflowers whoppas! I didn't realise that the purple ones lost their colour when cooked  I was thinking how fab they would look on a plate......I like a colourful meal 

i see everybody has been busy these last few days, isn't it lovely to get outside again?

Fruitcake.....chicken run is looking good, bet you can't wait to buy your chucks. Im waiting til end of March to buy a couple more to replace the ones we lost. I think Bristol poultry sale is on round about then. Haven't been there before but saw it advertised this last week.

hope you've all enjoyed your weekend !

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:10

Thank you Edd, will look into that 

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