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Posted: 02/02/2015 at 22:22

Thanks Fruitcake, sorry to hear you have RSI too, bloomin' nuisance isn't it. Had physio for 6 months last year, ended up with steroid injection in my shoulder which lasted for just 3 months. I'm told they will do a total of 3 jabs in one site so think I may try again as I don't really want surgery.

Good luck with your SE job Fruitcake, hope it works out for you 

GG.....I bought an apple and a pear tree from Aldi 2 yrs ago.....both have born fruit last year ( obviously only little ones! ) but I was well chuffed, they were another bargain! 


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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 23:28

Hi everyone!

Fruitcake, thanks for posting about the fruit bushes at Aldi, I went today and bought gooseberries and red currants, what a bargain! Unfortunately I bought Belgium buns and chocolate covered raisins.....eeeeekkkk that wasn't the plan !

The new greenhouse has arrived, weather permitting it will be assembled by 'other half' next weekend 

We also took delivery of 2 water butts today......Sunday delivery!!!! Apparently the courier wanted a day off tomorrow so took the chance of trying to do his deliveries today.

I too am reducing my working hours. I currently have 2 jobs, one of which is self employed and due to early signs of arthritis and RSI, I will be giving this work up as it aggravates my condition. Whilst I will miss my work and the lovely clients that I have, it will mean I can get more time on the veggie garden......every cloud has a silver lining !

Tomorrow is a day off for me so I'm hoping to get my plans down on paper and make an orderly 'to do' list 

Zoomer, youve been busy again, bet that bonfire was welcome in this cold weather!


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Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:15

Hi everyone, lots of busy bees on here, nice to hear what you all been up to. Welcome Mitch and congrats on getting your allotment....sounds like a good size!

Fruitcake, can't wait to see your YouTube moments! I would be happy to hear anything to be honest, as being a bit of a novice it's good to hear and see what everyone does.

Roy, your plot looks amazing and soooooo tidy, love to see how you've got all your compost stacked up lol, just ready to get going eh? 

Well our greenhouse base is now done, greenhouse is on order, so just waiting for the seed sowing time to arrive ..... Weather permitting we are hoping to get the paths done over the next couple of weekends.

happy pottering everyone!

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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:42

Thanks Gina, will look it up 

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 23:02

Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping well.

Gina, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, big hugs for you....I like the idea of planting a tree...a lovely thought. 

ive ordered my seeds from Kings this year and they arrived last Thursday...itching to get going now! We went to a Potato Fair today so bought a variety of seed potatoes in smaller quantities, it does work out a bit more expensive that way but we were keen to try several kinds to see which ones we preferred. As we've got a lot of restructuring to do and paths to make, I thought we would grow the first and second earlies in containers this year, this would give us more time to get the work done.

We had plans to start digging out for the greenhouse base on Saturday but woke to snow which later turned to rain so it was too wet to do disappointed 

Its back to work tomorrow, weekends seem to go so quickly don't they?

just a question to throw out there, I've been reading about home made 'hot beds'.....has anyone ever made/ used one?


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Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:39

Aww sorry to hear that Fruitcake, hope you're feeling better. At least we're on the right side of the winter solstice, will start getting lighter evenings soon 

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Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:01

Thanks Gardengirl, I've just visited YouTube via the link too and watched one of the videos of Sean's allotment. It's handy to have an alternate way of watching garden/allotment info which you can access at any time 

We been out measuring and marking up for the base of the new greenhouse, but it's back to work for hubby tomorrow so no actually digging out until next weekend. It's just typical that he was poorly this last 10 days or so when he was on hols from work and hoping to have got it all done, never mind, we will get there!

Gina, nice Christmas pressies, lucky you 

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Posted: 02/01/2015 at 18:31

I had a disaster last year with my plastic greenhouse had loads of new, tender plants in it and they were scattered all over the decking after a very windy night! 

It was weighted down with large stones but obviously not enough! Will try again this year ( said with fingers crossed) !

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Posted: 01/01/2015 at 11:52

Happy New Year everyone

Hope you all enjoyed the festive season, we have been, and still are suffering with the cold virus that is going around so not a lot happening here gardening wise. 

Like many of you, I'm hoping to put pen to paper this weekend and plan what I hope to grow where this year then it will be a case of ordering my seeds etc.. I'm also looking forward to watching The Allotment Challenge tomorrow.

We are hoping to purchase a new greenhouse this year which will be located in a different area of the garden to the old current greenhouse so we need to get a base in pretty soon.

Hope you all enjoy your day today! 

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Posted: 09/12/2014 at 23:07

Hi everyone!

Zoomer, nice to hear you're still harvesting mmmmm, delicious. I also get Kitchen Garden magazine, like the layout and how they put the info across...nice to get the free seeds too 

Gina....hope your back and hips are a bit more comfortable now !

Fruitcake....great pics, looks like a fab day 

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