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WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY " in the garden or allotment"
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Christine



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:30 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Have a greenhouse that needs to be erected in the back garden. Being put off due to the weather but so long as it's up by the start of March.

Need to get some bags of rubbish taken to the tip from the newest plot - that should be the end of the clearing out.

Seeds all in the seed box. Need some decent weather to get on with things.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

put water on.
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Christine



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've just decided not to erect the greenhouse this weekend due to the weather! And that has also put paid to carrying on with clearing up some odd corners on the newer allotment.

I explored one corner on Thursday to discover yet more bricks, plastic and other debris under what I thought was just a left over pile of soil. I hate people who level allotments without clearing up the years of rubbish underneath.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have one to go up here which I will put up as a tempery thing so no need same as pole and plastic roof carport we have up.
Use old saying "some times easier to say sorry after than ask permission first" The law in NZ is that we can put up any building up to 10sqmtrs
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Rick & Carol



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rotavated the veg garden, shifted 6 trailer loads of muck onto it and marked out where spuds and onions will go. Tomorrow I shall rotavate again over the muck. I might even take a pic as it will never look as neat and weed free again.
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Christine



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are so lucky - up here a rotovator would get stuck in the mud.
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Christine



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the first of the peppers showing in the pots on the window sill. Have put sweet peas in a tray on another window sill.

The base for the greenhouse is properly laid. Just need time to get the building of said greenhouse done.

Very chilly and weather forecast continues to be chilly. Could be a late start to getting things going - seems the cold weather has turned up late this winter.
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Location: Lanarkshire

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful sunny day here, but icily cold. My hands were really nipping in it.

I've bought some of those upside down tomato planters (cheap for 99p in Poundstretcher, they were £7.99) and am working out where to use them best.
Himself bought me a present of some very expensive and supposedly highly scented sweet peas seeds and a pot of perennial ones. Potted up the latter, cleared out space in the greenhouse which had become a repository for every spare pot around. Can't really use much of it until the weather improves enough to get the standards out, but the longer days have me itching to get on. Just too blooming cold yet.
The mud seems to finally be in retreat and I hung up the scrap wool from my spinning in a spare bird feeder for the birds to use for nesting.
My indoor bulbs have all flowered, and they are beautiful but the scent of the beautiful hyacinths is becoming just a little too much.
I want a big conservatory, with proper walls with cupboards underneath the windows….so I can have big wide windowsills for plants

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cut our and next door's lawns yesterday, general tidying of beds and cutting back today.
In the sun!
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Christine



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this day 2007 on taking possession of one of my allotments, I clear past it brussel sprouts and leeks. Today I cleared the sprouts that I had planted last year as there was nothing left worth picking. The leeks went a week or so ago. Manure and compost on the space cleared.

Went down the other allotment and started to clear the spent brassicas and dig out the crop of buttercups and dandelions underneath. It was a clearing job last year that plot and the fertility is sadly lacking. But had to plant to see what the problems were - besides buried rubbish, docks, dandelions and creeping buttercup (most buttercups).

Plot two will take time to make it productive.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did far too much down the plots yesterday. Mostly it was digging in compost and manure, shifting manure, mulching raspberry canes - you know exciting stuff ...... Ground is still a bit cold and damp but things can be done.

Today has been a tidy round the home garden - yes the greenhouse is up. Small things like pruning the rose, taking the weight off the fushias. Have some split up polyanthuses in the greenhouse. Think that the salting against the icy footpath outside the bungalow damaged them but we'll see if they can be resurrected.

Tomorrow it's back to plot number two to deal with more buttercups and dandelions. I did clear a corner that I hadn't attacked last week to discover that the pile of soil hid a large amount of rusty metal, buried netting and old greenhouse frame. If I ever see the man with the mini digger I shall want to know why he buried the rubbish rather than clearing it as he leveled the plot.
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confused



Joined: 30 Mar 2008
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Location: bonny scotland

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was up my allotment today and did a wee bit clearing up , the ground was soaking but as its raised beds I don't have to walk on it , at least the hens enjoyed a couple of wheelbarrows full of weeds to dig and scratch in , tomorrow well hopefully it will still be good and I can get another bed prepared for planting some onions in , time will tell.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I supervised Mrs R painting the back garden fence.

Thinking of changing my name to Tom Sawyer...  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone want some creeping buttercup, dandelions or docks? Have just finished clearing a brassica bed full of the wretched things - trouble is you can't weed deep enough to move these blighters as brassicas don't like their roots disturbed. This clearing allotment project is quite a challenge - clear a space, add any fertiliser and something you don't want comes up.

Today I might just get some planting out of cuttings that are well rooted enough on the problem allotment. Few flower type things that have been split and can move on. Just to make it look as if something is happening.

Have gooseberry cuttings, raspberry canes (very small ones given) and some small strawberry runners from last year all coming on but none yet big enough or sturdy enough to move on to final places.

Also have a bank to rake off and tidy up. Given the weather moving on in the season I might also be able to think about planting out soon on the proper plot.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a great day up the allotment today , planted around 150 onion sets ,50 shallots , sowed cabbage ,cauli, broccoli, brussels, carrots , and some peas, still a bit cold but before I know it I will be way behind the 8 ball as per usual, ou new rescued hens are starting to feather up nicely , and things are looking good for the first time in weeks ,


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