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Garden Achievement

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:09

There was a concrete garage base were my veg beds and GH are now. It took two skips to take away all the rubble, it was so hard work breaking up the concrete. Worms still push up the occasional tile. Planted a lawn to start with and then slowly chipped away until it's now a third of the size it was and there's an edible garden in it's place. Being able to grow stuff was my big achievement.     

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:59

Dull and light dizzle here, with a light breeze.

If the forcast is rain over the weekend, will have a GH day and sow some more seeds. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 22:54

Was hoping and praying for a few more days of frost  so the garlic will split

what can you start now

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 21:59

 figrat. Just read the link. Sounds a good plan to use guttering.

I'm just trying to work out my planting plan for this year and want to grow some winter veg to replace veg grown in the summer - I've only turnip on the list so far which can be sown as late as July, would you think they'd be ok sown in guttering. Me thinks turnip could be planted after garlic is harvested. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 20:12

It's just started raining here it the last hour

Is this weeding?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:16

Lessons have been learnt and you sharing your experience I'm sure will help others in terms of so called proffessional gardeners and neighbours. It's unlikely you'll ever know whether your neighbours were involved though.

I have a neighbour on one side, who, with hindsight, presented as a  'smiling assassin' when he asked for access to my garden to replace the adjoining fence. We agreed on the height but I became suspious when he wouldn't give a date when the workmen were coming. I started to come home for lunch. So pleased I did as the neighbour had asked the workmen for a fence 2ft higher than agreed. To cut to the chase they downed tools when they knew our arrangement, the workmen were ever so nice, left their number and said they would not resume work until I called them and we'd agreed on the height. The neighbour had to agree to a height that evening or they were not coming back at all but would bill him for the work done.        

Compost bin/cold frame

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:23

This doesn't answer your Q if you are intent on making a compost bin but I rate the black dalek compost bins for small spaces, not sure of the cost, mine was free from the local council but that was some years ago, check with your council to see if they are giving them away.   

 

competitions

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:54

No, never won anything  , but live in hope  

Oooh...won about £10 on the Euro Millions last year whilst on holiday but had to split it 5 ways

 

Compost

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:50

diggingdoris. I haven't got mine either. Did get a huge bag of Verve compost at the end of last year which was good quality and it's still half full. Also have a dalek full of black crumbly stuff which has been purposefully saved to mix with bought compost this year but intend to wait to purchase any new compost for pots.

 

At last

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:38

We had a nice gardening day on Sunday so the beds were mulched and covered.

See you in the starting blocks Alan.

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