Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 11:36

Gg. Well-done....

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 22:16

Spent the afternoon on the plot. It was a nice afternoon, cloudy and not to hot.


Pruned fruit bushes and mulched with leaf mould. Covered a bed with plastic to stop weeds from growing and cut back runners on one of the strawberry beds. Even managed a tip run.


Sunflowers and Dahlia's took a beating from wind earlier in the week, a few had snapped. I don't have anything strong enough to stake the sunflowers with as they are so tall.


Came home with lots of veg and flowers. 

Composting

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 21:04

I was quite impressed with Monty's compost bins. It's motivated me to give mine more attention and turning the compost heap is at the top of my list of things to do...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 20:55

Scroggin...it can only get better. . 


Going to the plot tomorrow. Would have gone today but it started to rain. There's lots 'to do. 


1st and 2nd eariles got blight,  the foliage has been cut back so will need to dig up the spuds. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 21:48

Wet to the plot yesterday to water and picked some toms. 


Strong wind had blown over some plants hope there's not too much damage, won't be able to go again until Saturday.

Using horse manure

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:39

I use manure which is partially rotted down.  I cover the weeded bed with cardboard, a layer of manure, a couple of inches deed and then cover with black plastic. 


If done in the autumn it's well rotted down and easy to dig in by the spring and any rogue weeds are easily dug out. 


If I run out of black plastic the bed's just covered with a thick layer of muck. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 21:09

No cobs yet on the mini pop but picked my first runner/french beans today and a salad for tomorrow's lunch was picked this evening...

How can gardens bring neighbours and communities together?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 00:45

It's the back gardens which promote a sense of community spirit here, particularly in the summer. All seem to be used as an extra room. 


I've shared fruit and veg with neighbours. When I had a cat, I bought the neighbours children water pistols, the rule was if she went in their garden they would squirt her with water but she was allowed to walk on the fence. 


The cat soon learned not to leave my garden but would go to the gap in the fence when called by neighbours children to be stroked, the same gap which the children used to retrieve their balls if they landed in my garden.


The cat has since died but the children still ask if I have any strawberries or currants.. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 23:58

Had help to take rest of a GH frame to the plot today and will take the last of the glass tomorrow.


Haven't had chance to go to the plot much as friends have been staying but plan to go tomorrow. 


Hope you do well at the show, Gg.


I find paths of bark so much easier, the bark does need adding to each year and if you can"t get it for free, me thinks a good investment.

Last edited: 31 July 2016 00:03:59

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:33

Gg. Yes, it's a chafer grub. Will check them out further but they seem to be more of a problem on lawns and grass, eating the roots. I do have some grass paths and it was also near some rotting weeds I'd left on some plastic to dry out before putting on the compost heap. 


What luxury not just having toilets but water too...


GWRS . If I'm making jam or jellies it's from freshly picked fruit, didn't know you could use frozen fruit, would it work for currants and blackberries, it would make sense...

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

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Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Do any posters use them... 
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