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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 22:14

GWRS, hope all is well.

Gg, 40 gladioli bulbs were the offer with GW mag, yellows and reds. About 60 or 70 bulbs were saved from last yr,  a mix of colour.

I also, spent the day sorting out the back garden. I want to make it low maintenance, the plan is to extend the lawn and take up the raised veg beds.Painted the fence today.... 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:29

Good news about the GH, Scroggin, don't know  what I'd do without mine, it's nearly full with seedlings at present. 

Planted out more onions, garlic and shallots. Lots of gladioli bulbs and some iris which had been started in the GH. 

Tulips left in from last year have flowered again and should be able to start picking rubarb soon.

Happy growing everyone πŸ˜€


Posted: 25/03/2017 at 22:23

Mine is the same, not a sign. 

Rubarb is romping away though....

Potatoes - Manure Question

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 21:16

Good advise above, spuds also like sea weed, a layer in the bottom of the trench gives them a good start. 

Gardeners world live

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 20:18

I went last year and enjoyed it. The food show was good to. Can't remember which day we went on but it wasn't that busy.

The flower hall was busy, it rained too, but there was plenty under cover and alot of stuff going on like talks, demonstrations, book signings.

I went with a friend who doesn't particularly like gardening and she wants to go again this year.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 19:37

I have wet and dry day jobs, one of the advantages of having a GH😊. 

Chillies and Aubergine's are developing true leaves, they've been ever so slow and lost some to damping off. Plan to sow toms this weekend.

We've had nights of -2..But no snow in this part of Lancashire.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 21:09

It"s been a wet weekend here went to the plot today to sow more seeds and check if any had germinated from last weekend.

I need to make some room in the GH, if it"s dry next weekend onions, garlic and shallots can go out and a load of iris which are shooting in pots.

Sorted through a couple of boxes of Dahlia's and brought some home to soak

Happy growing everyone...πŸ“πŸ…πŸŒ½πŸ’ 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 21:50

Sowed more flower seeds. Most were free from various mags collected over the year, hardy anuals. Sowed kale, broccoli, leeks, lettuce and pak Choi.

I've probably started sowing to early but nothing ventured, nothing gained.πŸ˜‰

The plot next door has been let. Not met them yet.

Nice to see and hear signs of Spring, rubard is coming up, fruit trees are beginning  to bud and birds chirping. 

Is it to early to see signs of asparagus growing?

Please help. What colour should I paint my fence?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:04

I like my fence and sheds to look like wood but did paint one shed a light sage colour and have never liked it.

The shed on the Lottie is blue and although I wouldn't have chosen the colour it looks niceπŸ˜€

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:48

I started sowing a couple of weeks ago and potted up some bulbs to give them an early start. Pea's and broad beans have germinated 

Chilli's are getting alittle leggy and I've lost some to damping off.

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