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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:45

It's notoriously wet in this part of Lancashire every year, and with the current hot weather we've had two blight alerts. So pleased I didn't plant main crop spuds.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 18:01

I need to work out how to do a link to old thread...the joys of technology...


Put most of the GH glass in but broke a panel so need to patch the hole up till  next weekend, can't get to the glazier's until then. 


Chillies and peppers are potted up. We had Torrential rain so the plot had a good water.

Cherry trees...

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 17:50

They are still small, I'm growing them as fans and have built a frame around them for netting, to protect against birds on the basis they would be ladened with cherries...๐Ÿ˜•... I think not now...๐Ÿ˜ž... blueberry bushes next to them  didn't lose their fruit.

Cherry trees...

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 22:02

I planted two cherry trees and this is their 2nd yr.  Morello a desert cherry and Stella, one which can be eaten from the tree. Both blossomed early April, Stella was prolific...


Not one cherry on either tree due to a frosty night. 


Q are there later flowering varieties, as I live in the NW or would these be ok with a light  covering of fleece, next yr if threat of frost...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 21:13

I'm happy to start a new thread over the weekend  along the lines of this one and post on this thread to let you guys know to start posting on part 3, does that sound a good plan...๐Ÿ˜Ž

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 20:58

scroggin...The weeds seem to be less in the beds which were covered over winter. I"ve two long beds still covered. The soil is like black gold when first uncovered...๐Ÿ˜€


Hoping to get glass cut tomorrow for GH and take toms, Aubergine's, chillies and peppers to the plot over the weekend.


Happy growing everyone 


Do we need to start a '  new Allotmentโ€‹ OMG...part 3' thread as we've gone over 1000 posts.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 07:36

Been to the plot each evening to plant stuff out. It's been great weather.  Caught a bit of Chelsea.


Put GH glass in 2nd one and just need to measure up for the roof and a couple of side panels 


Great to see the plot filling up with flowers and veg๐Ÿ˜€

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 09:15

GWRS, the hotel is quite a distance from the centre, so haven't booked in at the theatre, maybe next time, it's certainly worth a second trip. 


Only sowed courgettes, cues and squash before coming away so they won't be ready to plant out till June.


Have a nice day everyone๐Ÿ˜€

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 16:04

My asparagus grew, haven't picked any though as this is the first yr.


I'm in Stratford upon Avon for the weekend. Just been to Mary Arden's Tudor Farm. Must say you guys our plots are better weeded than their veg beds ๐Ÿ˜‹

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 22:51

Gg, Garden News recently rated Gtech ST20 Cordless trimmer as best lightweight.


Scroggin, sweetpea are looking good, mine have a long way to go before flowering.


We've had a couple of days of welcomed rain.


Sweetcorn and mini pop have germinated in GH. Both GH's are on the plot.

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