Things are growing nicely now , improvement on all things except the dwarf beans. I had these covered and the high winds last week blew the cover off – didnt stop the pigeons – all leaves stripped in a day. however left them in the ground (beans not pigeons!!) and they seem to be holding on .
Just been up to the allotment and things are looking ‘quite’ good . Quite a few thinks have been planted and are looking OK , while somethings I am really struggling with . Last year and this i just cannot get beetroot to grow. I started early in the year and set some new seeds away – new because i bought (more…)
Not from my allotment – but some pics from the garden that Jackie has been working on – starting to get there now – looking good
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At least the snow makes the Allotment look tidy !
And some images taken on my walk back from the Allotment
Started a new project this month – moving the Polytunnel!.
I had a ‘spare’ frame which has been in the shed since early last year – i needed a new cover and it was only £20 more to buy the full set , ie frame and cover than just the cover itself .
Phase 1 : assemble the frame in situ – it is (more…)
Started again with the sowing of some of the seeds. My aim this year is to have several types of vegetables in one raised bed and try and time it such that as one bed is coming to harvest the other bed (with the same type of vegetables) will be growing on . Not sure how it will turn out but will keep (more…)
I have managed (in between dodging rain , snow gale force winds !!) to finally plant my garlic.
These were bought from Wilko, not used them from there before so hoping they give a good crop. 3 bulbs gave me 20 cloves to plant so should keep us going for few weeks late summer onwards .
Well , thats the first month of 2018 just about over – where did it go??
As everyone says , not much to do in the Allotment at this time of the year. I have visited the plot every day (bar 2!) mainly to see to the Hens, especially when the temperatures have dropped below the zero to make sure their (more…)
Heating your potting shed – repost from last year
:This has been around for a while , apparently, but i was only told about using candle heaters in the potting shed last weekend and decided to give it a try.
There are quite a few videos on Youtube explaining how to do this , but here is my version (more…)
Not posted lately – been busy on other things !. I have been up to the allotment every day as i have the hens to see to , but not done much work on the garden side , however , back to normal now so playing ‘catch up’ before the really bad weather sets in.
This year has been disappointing (more…)