Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 20:38

Where in the country are you Fruitcake.

I'm in the NW and would not be planting clovers straight into the ground at this time unless they'd been started in modules and had a good healthy shoot on them. I've about 30 to go out but they've shoots 6inches or more on them.

Here in the NW and I'm happy to be wrong...a clove planted out now will not start growing., they do need a little heat to give them a start and if they don't start growing before Winter sets in you risk the clove rotting in the ground before there is sufficient heat for them start growing again in the spring. .


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 19:37

I seem to have two of everything in the shed as I moved stuff off my other site as there was no shed and tools were kept in a plastic bag at the bottom on that plot. There was also stuff left on the new plot.

Two bent forks, spades, shears, rakes, hand spade and fork. Secatars, scissors, hoe, dibber...things like twine, wire, I'm sure there's more...

There's no door on the shed so anything of value is taken home each day...not that I have anything of value

Not heard of an emergency fund but our association keeps some money from rent in reserve in case of emergencies ie burst pipes and the water is on a metre so bills preasumably can be unpredictable but still need to be paid.      

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 20:27

Silly Q but can you grow grape vines from cuttings. The guy on the next plot has a huge one growing in his polly tunnel.

I was hoping to get down to the plot this weekend, I've a long list of winter jobs to do and still alot of digging but it's forcast rain here on Saturday. 

ginagibbs...you are organised...I've still got to put in garlic and onions, will need to do it this weekend as they are becoming a bit big for their pots. Haven't bought any shallots yet.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 20:27

Gg the keepers only wear their suits when checking the hives so we've only seen them a couple of times in full suits.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 22:44

I printed off some pics but haven't put them in an album yet, took a coupele each month up till about July time but have only taken a couple of the new plot..

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 22:42

Planted the fruit tree's a few weeks ago. Three apple,two pear and a Victoria Plum.

None of the  lotty pics are of mine. My first half plot is next but one to the bee hives, just out of range. A friends little boy thinks two spacemen grow stuff on that plot. When we got home one day he told his dad he'd seen two spacemen on the allotments  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 21:28

Gg - sounds like you haven't long to wait for a plot

Our website has just been updated. If you google Dorrinton Road Allotments, Lancaster and go on the site, the gallery shows pics of some of the plots and if you click About Us there's an arial view of the entire site.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:35

Just watched it on iplayer...thanks Tootles for the picture...I was thinking who is Christine Walkden? ..after recognising the picture...I've read lots of her articles...excellent programme and what a refreshing change...

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 19:32

Forester - Probably a blessing in disguise that you don't like the smell of chocolate.

I don't like the taste of tooth paste but like the smell. Finally found a herbal one which is alot milder in taste but smells similar.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 19:18

Spent the day at the allotments, the working party got lots done, it was a tad bit difficult getting a bonfire going in the rain, but we managed it with the help of some paraffin.

There's a nice big pile of logs at the top of the plot for path edging now, might even get some raised beds out of the thicker branches.

I'm going tomorrow to rebuild the top fence, a tree fell on it, the gate posts have snapped and part of the fence was attached to the felled tree

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