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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 22:55

I'm at home now, just been watching the Paralympic's.

Was going to ask the committee if anyone else on the allotment's have had any reactions from possible bites. It's the third time for me, I was in hospital last year with meningitis and encephalitis, I was told they were rare strains and wouldn't happen again, I picked up a virus from somewhere though.

I guess I'll never know how I've been infected think I'll start covering up more.

My older brother carries adrenaline injections because he's allergic to bee stings.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 12:13

It's not as sore now, been on strong antibiotics since Wednesday, dr says I can go home when swelling has gone down and I can have oral antibiotics. 

Don't need to go to plot to water, chillies can dry on the plants and only a few toms left in the GH. 

I had a tetanus a couple of yrs ago.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 09:04

Can't get to the plot this week, I'm in hospital with cellulitis, must have been bitten by something.  

My ankle swelled up quite badly, overnight on Tuesday. Hoping to be allowed home today.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:45

We have similar things on notice board, plus names of plot holders,and noticed a poster with pictures of birds likely to be seen locally.

Plot holders can put on anything related to growing, wildlife etc...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 21:52

I started growing g at home, Verdun. Was bitten by the bug when a friend gave me a GH and progressed onto an allotment, the bed's at home became to small.

Hope you don't have too long a wait for a plot.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 21:12

Was chatting to one of the guys on the committee, he's going to look at my strimmer and try to get it working.

Hoping to go to the plot early tomorrow for a couple of hours to harvest veg and fruit.

Apples on one of the trees are huge, I think they are Brambly. The branches are in danger of snapping before they're willing to part with their fruit. Blackberries, chillies and peppers are looking good. Was thinking of making some chilli relish, can anyone recommend a recipe.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:17

I grow rubarb next to one shed and the other has a row of pots, the water running off the roof keeps them watered.

Just watching Beech Grove, never seen such a perfectly weeded plot

what can i sow now

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 01:15

Not a lot is the easy answer.  

You can plan for next year though, winter veg can be picked up as plugs bought from GC's or nursery's, kale and chard. 

Autumn planting, depending where you live in the country, I'm in the NW, garlic and depending on  hardy varieties, broad beans and onion sets can be planted Sept/Oct. I've found a pea variety which is hardy but you take your chances with the British weather.

My autumn planted onions were better than spring planted one's this year.

Perennials are best planted in late Sept/Oct, things like rubarb crowns, fruit bushes/trees, strawberry plants, globe artichokes.

Hope this is helpfu.l

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 23:07

Dug a couple of crowns up today. They weren't quite dead, there were some white, roots about an inch long?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 00:13

Sorry you are giving up your plot, it would be a real bonus though for someone taking the plot on with stuff already planted.

A local farmer delivers muck for everyone, a trailer full at a time, it's partially rotted down.

Went to Southport Flower Show today, it stopped raining at about 5 just as we decided to go home...... didn't put a dampener on the day though...I bought a rain coat......ever so impressed with the veg/fruit, show bench.

Also bought some spring bulbs, chutney and cheese. 

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