Latest posts by Zoomer44


Posted: 06/02/2017 at 21:46

Do you know were they are getting into your garden?

We have problems with rabbits on the allotment, along with squirrels and mice. Rabbits and squirrels get quite brave in the summer and can be seen running along the track, we also get cats who seem to keep the vermin down.

Don't know if this works but if they are burrowing under a fence, they like to have an escape route and you often find two holes, block them up and if there are easier pickings they'll go else where.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 22:02

Wet here today.

Went to the plot this afternoon to collect some tools.  cleaned and sharpened secatar's, two pairs of shears still to sharpen.

I've some wet weather jobs to do, so come rain or shine hoping to go to the plot tomorrow.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 08:26

You might be lucky and get a plot before Spring. Three in the que isn't many.

. We have our AGM in February. Early this year, the secretary is standing down. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 18:21

Think I'd be lost without my shed too, it has loads of stuff in, tools pots, There's even a gas bar-b-que...๐Ÿ˜

I like the idea of a shared lawn mower.

Been to the plot, laid a path by the shed, covered another bed and started the prep for GH. Really productive day.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 12:02

It was milder here. Disassembled the shed roof ready to put it back on and did a few small jobs.

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Posted: 20/01/2017 at 21:00

Sounds like you turned, being locked out, around and got lots done Gg...๐Ÿ™Œ

I let my subscription run out for GW mag, the Jan offer of 5 issues for £5 sounds a good deal so will renew it. 

I've just sent off for the gladioli offer and am hoping they have a dahlia offer before summer.

Is anyone working out a rotational plan for this yr. I manage a four year rotation in some beds but find I plant some beds twice in one yr and beans have gone in the same bed twice...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 20:03

Been sorting out my seed box, have loads of free seeds from magazines, far to many to sow. I've sorted some flower seeds for my brother.

I've started a sowing diary, listing what to sow and when. It worked well last year until about July time.

Won't be starting any flowers until at least March. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 21:20

It's heavy even for two people, might need to take it apart and re do the roof. Won't be able to do anything till next weekend though...

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Posted: 15/01/2017 at 20:01

Sounds like some good bargains.

. Not sure yet how to fix the shed  roof, it's blown off in one piece and landed upside down on the kale. I've two sheds and this one is empty, had planned to put in shelving but not got round to it yet so nothing will get damaged if it rains.

Went to the plot today and tidied the other shed.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 15:55

Nice shed, went to the plot and the roof has blown off mine and one of the doors has come off๐Ÿ˜–. 

On a positive note, I dug up some spuds, didn't: think they would still be edible but they have peeled ok..๐Ÿ˜€

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