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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 22:58

Went to the plot for an hour or so. What a difference the clocks changing makes.

Planted out more garlic, spare onions planted in pots are already showing shoots. Early purple wright and thermidrome still to plant. 

Prepped another bed for the spring and covered it. Ever so pleased I've been able to get more muck we still haven't had a delivery. 

Went for a walk down the track, some of the plots have been worked. Had a chat to one plot holder, she doesn't think there's going to be a muck delivery and will e-mail the committee. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 19:56

Back from Aberdeen today, it involved lots of eating and drinking, looking forward to the green gym and a good work out on the plot...😉

Hoping to finish preparing the bed's for next yr over next few days.

Enjoy your jolly, GWRS..

If you guys want any seeds... I'm saving... dwarf beans,  a couple of french/runner bean varieties and Pumpkin - Chinese Lantern... in the veg department.

Also three chilli varieties...those are for cooking but the seeds should still be viable.

It'll be a .few weeks though before any are ready for sending.

Any one Any Painfull Gardening Memories

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 23:26

I was bitten by something, think it was on the allotment a few months ago, and my ankle became infected very quickly. it swelled up and I was admitted to hospital with cellulitis.

Then I grazed my elbow on the allotment a couple of weeks later and had cellulitis again. Fortunately it wasn't as sever the second time and my GP was able to treat it. My arm started to blister quite badly though whilst waiting to see the GP.


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 22:57

Is the green polly tunnel on your plot, Ginagibbs.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 15:44

Ginagibbs, I may have to wait some time for a pic, the guy hasn't started it yet. Your plot looks productive, I cut the last of my sunflowers last week. 

I'll only be able to go to the plot at weekends when back at work  Did a tip run today with bags of weeds and collected more muck.

Off to Scotland tomorrow for a few days.

Feeding hedgehogs

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:29

Slightly off topic but FYI Aldi are selling hedgehog houses...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:17

I've tried to get to the plot each day, to get as much done before I go back to work.

About half the bed's have been covered with muck.

There's a new strawberry patch and onions have been planted out. After reading GW mag I've opted for five different varieties of garlic, ones planted out. The jury's out, whether to start some off in pots. 

I've also been saving seeds 

Can't wait to see your finished shed Gg. A guy on another plot plans to build one out of plastic bottles. I've been saving them for him.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 18:01

Picked my first kale and still have a few lettuce.

Is it too late to plant onions and garlic? I keep forgetting to take them down to the plot.

I'm off work for two weeks now, Hope to finish digging over veg beds.

Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:32

I heard the same thing about conker trees. Those which are diseased drop their leaves mid summer. 

The local council here wanted to cut down an avenue of trees in town centre, due to cut backs they couldn't afford to prune them, after lots of complaints the trees are now staying.

We haven't had weeds sprayed this year to save money but the council have realised this is a false economy, the weeds not only look unsightly but the roots eventually will push up the flags and cobbles.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 18:41

Congratulations, Ginagibbs.

I've been busy getting muck, found a local stables and spoke to the owner today. She has over 50 bags of the stuff, said her husband would help load up the car at weekends, there's an unlimited supply. 

Autumn arrived overnight here. Most of the leaves have fallen, so drove past the site were I get leaves. There are a couple of piles at the side of the track. I plan to make another compost bay for leaf mulch.

Happy growing everyone:)

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