- I live in Lancashire and like to spend time in the garden and on the allotment. Love growing my own veg and flowers from seed and never seem to tire of seeing plants grow from tiny beginnings
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3 days ago at 22:52
Tycerrig your GH was a real bargin.
I find now is the time to get ahead. I use the winter months improving the structure on the plot by adding paths, repairing fences etc.
You can plant fruit trees, currant and gooseberry bushes and raspberry canes now.
Asparagus and new rubbarb crowns can be planted. If you want to grow flowers to cut or just to encourage pollinators it's not to late to plant some bulbs, tulips can still be planted now.
20 Nov 2017 15:04
Thanks Gg. I've contacted my local B&Q and will collect an application form later.
17 Nov 2017 23:27
I composted mine a few weeks ago. I've never been very successful with sprouts, they'd been eaten by either slugs or Caterpillars
I've a dwarf variety for next year, will have one more try at growing them😀
I"m decorating tomorrow, and the link, the feature wall is palm trees...😀
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16 Nov 2017 20:01
Gg. Thanks for the links will contact my local store to see if they are part of the scheme
16 Nov 2017 11:15
The boundary fence is always in need of new hedging, contacting the woodland trust is a good idea.
Gg. What is the B&Q wastage scheme?
Can't believe the cheek of people fly tipping. Someone left a Formica work top outside my plot.
15 Nov 2017 13:47
We don't have a shop but do have a picnic area and bar b cue.
A plant sale and coffee morning sound good, we are a member of a national Allotment association and can get discount seeds from some companies there maybe other benefits , I'd like to progress that.
14 Nov 2017 21:23
Hi you guys. Went to the allotment association meeting this evening. It went well. I'm going to attend the next one.
Juries still out about being more active. I'd like to help develop a sense of community any suggestions you guys...
12 Nov 2017 18:20
I seldom water anything after the initial soaking when planting out. I shall make a note scroggin 😀
12 Nov 2017 16:11
My celeriac plants haven't produced any celeriac just lots of healthy looking foilage, suppose there's always next year...😎
11 Nov 2017 18:24
I've frozen some this yr, they look ok, don't know how long they keep in the freezer...
11 Nov 2017 18:21
I'm drying Apache, mine are a little soft, they haven't dried as well or as quickly this yr. I hang them upside down in the kitchen.
The majority have stayed red as usually but some have gone orange they usually don't go this colour unless they are stored for too long. I've been known to have dried apache chillies stored for up to two yrs 🐸
11 Nov 2017 18:04
Carried on laying a path, I've put some steps in as the plot is on a slope.
Brought a couple of chilli plants home to see if I can over winter them and get an early start next yr
Went to a local chilli fest and bought some chilli seeds.
I've loads of veg and flower seeds so will try to be more selective this yr.
09 Nov 2017 06:47
I grew calendula this yr, it seemed to flower for months. I'll be pleased if it's self seeded.
I get alot of foxglove, it's easily recognised and seedlings take well when transplanted.
05 Nov 2017 14:52
Sounds like you had a productive day scroggin.
I've been laying a path and extended a couple of beds. The strawberry patch was given a tidy and I pulled up alot of runners.
Picked some leeks and more chillies to freeze.
05 Nov 2017 00:02
GWRS I've been growing two pear and two cherry tree's into fans. Didn't get any fruit this year but the cherries were caught by a late frost.
I'd like to try espalier but wouldn't know were to start with the pruning.
30 Oct 2017 21:27
Gg. I've been invited to the next committee meeting so hopefully that will give me an idea of what they do.
Whilst I like having the plot I'm not sure I'd like it if I was on the committee, I haven't committed myself yet .
29 Oct 2017 19:37
GWRS. I've sown some peas in pots but they haven't come up yet.
I've some onions in modules as a back up but won't plant them out till Spring to replace any which don't get through winter.
29 Oct 2017 18:24
I'm making a bug hotel in the stumpery. It's also a good use for sunflower stems and clumps of roots
Onions and garlic are looking good with small shoots, shallots haven't started growing yet.
I've some biennial seedlings In the GH, they are quite small and may not make it to Spring, we shall see.
I was asked if I'd like to be on the committee...juries still out..
26 Oct 2017 18:57
Good to see how much progress you've made Gg, it will be nice and snug in there when it's finished...
24 Oct 2017 18:08
What a smart barrow.
Can't get hold of any muck, there hasn't been a delivery to the plot for months, I've been putting off going round local farms but I may need to.
It was wet and wild at the weekend here so I potted up some bulbs and sweet pea.