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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 22:03

Your sweetpea are looking good, Scroggin.

The guy on neighbouring plot is letting it go, will miss him, he has been a wealth of information and kept me going when I first got my plot. He's had his for over 40 yrs and will be 80 this yr. Not a weedi in sight but he has a bad back.

He said I could help myself to anything on his plot. Called at his house this evening with afew bottles of real ale by way of thank you.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 21:12

The Pilling outbreak of bird flu isn't far from me. I think they were pheasants which needed to be killed.

It's certainly getting lighter, looking forward to the clocks changing in March.

Purchased 60 iris bulbs and 30 Acidanthera bulbs from Aldi on the way home this evening, 99p each, I couldn't walk past themπŸ˜‡

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 22:39

We've been ever so lucky here, no snow to worry about in my part of Lancashire and you can see the Cumbrian hills from some parts, snow doesn't seem to have been a problem there either.

It's also been fairly dry no flooding this yrπŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Hoping to go to plot tomorrow morning.


Posted: 06/02/2017 at 21:46

Do you know were they are getting into your garden?

We have problems with rabbits on the allotment, along with squirrels and mice. Rabbits and squirrels get quite brave in the summer and can be seen running along the track, we also get cats who seem to keep the vermin down.

Don't know if this works but if they are burrowing under a fence, they like to have an escape route and you often find two holes, block them up and if there are easier pickings they'll go else where.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 22:02

Wet here today.

Went to the plot this afternoon to collect some tools.  cleaned and sharpened secatar's, two pairs of shears still to sharpen.

I've some wet weather jobs to do, so come rain or shine hoping to go to the plot tomorrow.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 08:26

You might be lucky and get a plot before Spring. Three in the que isn't many.

. We have our AGM in February. Early this year, the secretary is standing down. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 18:21

Think I'd be lost without my shed too, it has loads of stuff in, tools pots, There's even a gas bar-b-que...😁

I like the idea of a shared lawn mower.

Been to the plot, laid a path by the shed, covered another bed and started the prep for GH. Really productive day.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 12:02

It was milder here. Disassembled the shed roof ready to put it back on and did a few small jobs.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 21:00

Sounds like you turned, being locked out, around and got lots done Gg...πŸ™Œ

I let my subscription run out for GW mag, the Jan offer of 5 issues for £5 sounds a good deal so will renew it. 

I've just sent off for the gladioli offer and am hoping they have a dahlia offer before summer.

Is anyone working out a rotational plan for this yr. I manage a four year rotation in some beds but find I plant some beds twice in one yr and beans have gone in the same bed twice...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 20:03

Been sorting out my seed box, have loads of free seeds from magazines, far to many to sow. I've sorted some flower seeds for my brother.

I've started a sowing diary, listing what to sow and when. It worked well last year until about July time.

Won't be starting any flowers until at least March. 

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