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  1. frighteningly new to blog world

    by , 21-02-2008 at 07:18 PM
    Well this is my first ever blog.Don't know if i'm doing this right, but here goes !!!!
    I'm just starting my 3rd allotment year and haven't quite finished digging yet. 2 new long raised beds dug over the winter and i'd like to put in a small wildlife pond as well. Its been a hard slog as my plot has couch grass,bind weed and brambles. My best Chrissy present was an automatic spade but its no good for ground clearing, just digging. Hope to get to know you all and swap info
    Be patient ...
  2. Just Starting

    by , 21-02-2008 at 02:12 PM
    My allotment is a right mess at the mo. Have just taking it on from an old bloke who already had another plot and couldnt manage 2. Its got a shed and a massive greenhouse but the plot is really over grown. Ohh well looking forward to sorting it all out
  3. Weathers gettin' better

    by , 20-02-2008 at 06:39 PM
    Well, been a wee while since I last posted but the birth of Niamh has, as expected, turned everything upside down, but things are slowly returning to normal - the last of the long stay visitors departs on Friday, so I can get back to doing some good hard work at the field. I've received my seeds (bar the Fartichokes which I'm still waiting on, and the tatties which I have yet to order. I opened my onion sets (25kg Sturon, 25kg Red Baron) and my back gave a twinge - obviously hasn't forgotten planting ...
  4. Greenhouse Goes Up

    by , 20-02-2008 at 11:05 AM
    It's half term which means I have time for a lot of elbow grease and scraping of glass as I am re-cycling 2 greenhouses into one large one.
    The weed suppressant is down inside and we have covered this in gravel.

    We spent yesterday adding glass protective sealers to the frame and started the long and laborious job of sorting and replacing the glass. Even more laborious is the fact that the glass size differs by 2/8" which makes all the difference to making a non-leaking ...

    Updated 20-02-2008 at 11:12 AM by Bibliobeck

  5. Cold here!

    by , 19-02-2008 at 09:52 PM
    Here I am buying enough seeds and artichokes, grape vines and plum trees/blueberries and asparagusto set up a small holding and the weather goes and turns!

    Finally had a few days off work over half-term (I am a teacher in FE) get up and look out the window and the plants are sitting in my kitchen now. Frosts here in South Leicestershire are possibly the worst I have ever seen. Ground is frozen solid and my plans to get digging have got to remain on hold until the weekend. ...