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  1. Todays Jobs

    by , 03-02-2008 at 02:59 PM
    Went to the allotment today to check on my peas. I planted a Victorian climbing pea last November and grew them on in a poly tunnel. Planted them out last weekend when the weather was fab. We had snow this week & I feared the worst. But only one plant had slight frost damage on the tip. All others doing well.
    Also started some early carrots, radish, broad beans and more peas in the poly tunnel.

    Did some more digging and turned the compost heap.

    Bought seed ...
  2. Sunday 3rd feb 2008

    by , 03-02-2008 at 10:17 AM

    Well a Month into the new year and now it's time to start some serious seed setting progating etc. in the green house yesterday saturday took cuttings from a Chrysanthemum I brought from Asda last year that had been reduced to 35p due to lack of care. (I hate it when you go into some of the supermarkets and see the potted plants crying out for water and dying) Checked the wormmer and things seem to be going good in there worms been busy have that stod in a corner of the green house this ...
  3. First snow this year

    by , 02-02-2008 at 10:01 AM
    Well, we had heavy snow last night - started around 7 pm but it was very wet and wasn't settling. Walked up to the Chinese takeaway around 8 and it was blizzarding! Ended up with about an inch settled which froze overnight. Very slippery roads and pavements (and back garden).
    Still, the spring flowers are opening - daffodils in the border near the local pub, a couple of hellebores in the back garden, snowdrops doing well in the garden, and tiny cyclamen, primrose and blue iris in the ...
  4. 01.01.08

    by , 01-02-2008 at 09:46 PM
    An afternoon in the GH sowing seeds. Blowy outside and quite a cosy 20C inside while the sun shone as it has most of today.
    Not terribly organised but tidied away some of the dumped stored paraphenalia and got a range of peppers/tomatoes/aubergine sown in large soil blocks to take home for heated propagation. Also some fennel and several types of onions (Lilia / Marko which I left at GH (under bubblewrap as it promises to freeze tonight I believe). I tried some onions in the miniblocks but ...

    Updated 07-02-2008 at 09:48 PM by Glasshousevirgin (add pics)

    Histon allotment
  5. Hops an all

    by , 31-01-2008 at 04:00 PM
    Today was very windy, no different from other parts of the country. So i decided to pop up to the lotment. Only me there, others had wiser choice. My black compost bin was still there minus the lid, so i had a quick hunt and found it about 50 metres away. For about 2 months now Clare (Her in doors), had asked me to get rid of about ten bags of spent hops that i had at the side of the house. As the docks had been winded off there was no overtime for me, so i promissed to remove them. I put ...