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Happy New Year Folks!

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 19:11

Ditto...I treat gardening like life...

...and life is like a camera, focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out, take another shot.

If the garden doesn't do as it's told I'll be taking another shot...

...kindest regards for 2015...   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 18:57

Do you mean the T&M offer in GW mag...along with the bags you also get some gloves and 5 pks of seed ...  

GWRS do you already have the glass to reglaze your GH....I'm trying to find a stockist to get glass for the one on the plot...

Spuds won't be in our local GC for a couple of weeks. We also have a fair in January but it isn't advertised till the week before. The next nearest fair to us is in Skem but it seems along way to travel just for spuds.  

Gardening challenges for 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 18:32

I'm hoping to replace the veg beds in the back garden with flower beds and do a little redesign of the area, quite like the idea of tropical looking plants...

Also planted half a dozen fruit tree's on the allotment a couple of weeks ago, which I've now decided are in the wrong place and I'd like to train some into fans and espaliers...wish me luck...  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 18:21

Gg - Probably won't use them on the plot. 

I have two of most tools as I've a garden at home and some tools were donated  when I took on the first allotment. Stuff like loppers, I've only one set, so take these when needed,  three wheel barrrows, two very rusty, which are on the plot but one made from a builders fabric, this is at home and ideal for the back garden were space is at a premium because it folds up and fit's behind the GH.         

I've a few trowels and hand forks, some not very good quality but the one's from Aldi are reasonably good, and stainless steel so they'll be left on the plot.    

Hoping to go to the allotment at the weekend and move more stuff off the old plot.   

Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 21:03

RSP....Sorry to hear you have pests ruining your plum harvest.

I inherited a Victoria Plum on an allotment site and recently planted out a plum tree on my new site. Can't offfer any advise as I'm new to growing fruit tree's but interested in the responses from others...

Good luck...

Pallets

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 20:51

Can't wait to see it Gg.

SNOW!!!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 20:20

Cold and fosty here but no snow.

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:04

Just to add to the advise given and longer term advise, plastic pots or ceramic are better for plants which are going to be in their pots along time and putting a mulch of small stones around the plant will help retain moisture during the summer when it will need more watering.

If you plan to keep the tree in a pot for several years you can remove the small stones and replemish the surface compost anually, with which ever one you choose, before putting back the stones. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:33

Hope everyone had a nice day

On the gardening front...santa brought me a Joseph Bentley trowel and fork, every so pleased with them. 

...and it'll teach me to say you can never have enough gardening gloves ....I received 6 prs  ...we were all laughing by the time I got to pr number 4...   

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Nice to hear we've had two winners.

 

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Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Has anyone won anything.... 
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Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Td immunisations...

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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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