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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:25

Thank you ginagibbs, I've sent a PM. 

Gg - Good news - you can stay at the top of the list. This plot looks to have less bumps and a shed. Being near the access road is also useful if you need to bring on anything heavy, why not make a list of the pro's and con's for each site.

Our plots are all different sizes, then there are half plots and full one's. How big is a rod in feet?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 21:24

GWRS - Happy birthday for tomorrow, hope you have a nice time in Tenby.

Gg -hope you get  a better choice next time, it must be difficult if only one plot is available at any one time. I had a few plots to choose from and they were all over grown, presenting different challenges. Sometimes, you just need togo for it and  dip your toe in the water.

Our allotments only allow you to turn down two then you have to go for the third or reapply. Good luck

Started picking rubarb from the back garden, not enough for a pie yet so stewed it and had some with greek yoghurt, going down to the plot tomorrow to see how it's faring there.    

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:18

I've worked out how I can show you guy's pics of my old and new plot. Will someone let me e-mail one or two as atttachments then post them on this thread, I don't have any now pics but can take some next time I'm on the plot. 

I've just been looking through the pics I have of my old plot, taken from January to about September time last year...can't beleive the change.  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:28

That's good news Ginagibbs. It would be great if you got part of it. The holder at the top of my plot got his marching orders last October, he was given a week or two to clear off what he wanted. 

Confession..

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:21

My pots won't all stack in the shed if they aren't washed, so do them as they are emptied. 

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 23:57

Went to the allotment this morning. The garden seat/kneeler was fab, no strain on my back..  

Seeds sown at home are begining to look promising, toms have now got true leaves although tiny.   

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 23:00

Went to Beetham GC today, would recommend a visit if you are ever in the area, it's not far from Leven's Hall which is worth a trip to see the topiary. Had lunch and bought a tom plant, herbs and 6 dahlia's.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 19:02

GWRS, Meant one of those garden seats you can kneel on and when turned around it doubles up as seat.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:06

Went to GC today, I now have 4 reasonably sized tom plants, the one's I sowed are slow to produce true leaves, also bought a sweet pepper plant. Was looking for brussel sprouts as these are far to late to sow now but no joy.

My garden kneel pad came yesterday. Plan to go to the plot tomorrow.

Went to the plot earlier in the week to water and two people from the association were on site, I've been given a year free of inspections. We did have a chat about what I plan to do though and they are happy if I cover the top half. Part of the bottom is already covered, as fruit bushes/tree's have been planted through ground cover keeping down the weeds. 

Happy growwing everyone.   

Lilly beatles

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:36

Those are the only two plants they lay their eggs on. They overwinter in the soil, piles of leaves and any debre around the garden, which isn't, necessarily near your lillies. 

I changed the compost in my pots last week and was reliably informed by another poster this will not make any difference.

They also fly.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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