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  1. Sweet potatoes ; definite result!

    by , 05-10-2008 at 04:50 PM
    Have tried to keep up with allotment despite new job demands and being a didtance from home. Being able to swing by at times difficult but most weeks get there to do harvesting and mnor tinkering.
    Therefore very pleased that time for harvesting sweet potatoes has come with the cold finally starting to knock off the foliage anytime now. Not wanting to let the tubers spoil with cold I tentatively dug up some a few weeks ago. Pulling back the black cloth the soil was drier than expected and ...
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  2. Wet and windy on the mudpatch.

    by , 05-10-2008 at 03:41 PM
    Not sure How long i am going to be able to keep this up to be honest, between posting and a lovely little diary i found for my computer, But come the spring planting i do want to keep a track of how it's going for anyone thats interested.
    In the meantime, whilst i am preparing the garden, I will try and post some before and after pics of how things are progressing.

    managed at least to get two raised beds built since the last posting, and bodged two plastic greenhouses together, ...

    Updated 13-10-2008 at 10:02 PM by BrideXIII

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  3. Catching up with stuff...

    by , 04-10-2008 at 12:36 PM
    ... just a little. We pulled out all the nasturtiums yesterday and dh chopped back a lot of the oregano. I deadheaded all the gladioli (except one still with some blooms) and dh pulled all the poppies - if they self seed next year then that's ok but we're not too bothered. I also cut back the lavender, moved some pots to their winter position and watered everything - the pots really did suffer whilst we were away. The books say to lift the glads and store them over winter but I'm going to take ...
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  4. Back from holiday.... you'd think we'd been away for months.

    by , 29-09-2008 at 11:31 AM
    .. we've been to the US for 18 days and we must have had some sun and not much rain here because the pots were all dry, the grass has grown a lot, the honeysuckle has gawn' sprawling over next doors fence and the nasturtiums have gotten really large (we should have pulled them before we left). There are blackfly all over the gladioli and my poor potted fern looks like it is dead (I've put it into a container full of water). My Lilac too was in dire need of a long drink. Indoors there is a mountain ...
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  5. Not well

    by , 27-09-2008 at 01:02 PM (Last Of The Summer Wine Allotment)
    Not been well recently, not even been able to go to plot, so this week I made a good go of it, cleared out both greenhouses and cleared a few beds. The skip is coming in 2 weeks, so I am moving rubbish towards the gate! Gordon hasnt been well, so I have been doing most of it on my own. Runner beans are still producing and I have lifted squashes, gourds and pumpkins and they are ripening in the greenhouse. It looks so empty in the greenhouses, reminds me the end of the season is here.
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