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  1. Biodynamic New Year.

    by , 18-01-2008 at 01:08 PM
    This year is my sixth gardening year and my first at the Womble House. Having been interested in biodynamics for a while now, I've just ordered my calendar and plan to do things by the moon this year. A new garden will mean that the rsults can't really be compared but I'm looking forward to a fresh start.

    I have a plot out from my back door, it has an accessible concrete path to centre, a composter, an LPG tank and lots of old shrubs that didn't look great in the summer when we viewed. ...
  2. Visited 16th Jan

    by , 17-01-2008 at 11:20 AM
    Took a bit of time to call into GH as was too good a day to stay moping my slow recovery at home.
    Goal to check out my seeds sown in compost blocks and note how quick they dry out. For some OT to get a few more seeds sown.
    Surprised on arrival to find vent has popped and pleasantly warm in GH (temp = 25C).
    Compost blocks still moist so thats reassuring and left as is for now.
    Sweet peas selection planted out in loo rolls 4 - 7 of each; Mrs R Bolton / Air Warden / Beaujolais ...

    Updated 24-01-2008 at 12:47 PM by Glasshousevirgin

    Histon allotment
  3. Just getting started

    by , 16-01-2008 at 03:26 PM
    I've got so many seeds I could cover a whole allotment site let alone a single plot.

    Unfortunately, I have a small north facing garden and some pots instead.

    So, going against all advice I would give others, I have already started sowing. I have given myself a slap on the back of the legs and a ticking off. I've done it before, mind, so I know the work I've let myself in for!

    Last weekend, into modules indoors, I sowed:

    Strawberry - Mignonette ...
  4. Cold or Damp - take your pick.

    by , 15-01-2008 at 07:44 PM
    Weather still either cold hard frosts or pissing it down with rain. Never mind eh ?
    Actually, at home, my garden is enclosed on two sides by a stone built wall 8ft high - came home yesterday to dicover a section of about 4 metres had collapsed into my garden, flattening a 4 year old Fennel plant, and a species Rhododendron that I got when I finished working at Dalcross Castle. Not happy - and still trying to find out who is responsible for the wall - us or neighbours or jointly, but think ...
  5. Jan 15

    by , 15-01-2008 at 12:24 PM
    Sunday called by allotment to check out and see if can get some practice with compost block makers I bought. (I posted questions somewhere yesterday but it has disappeared!).
    Used some seed raising compost that needed a fair soaking with water before it was usable.

    The 4 x 5 mini was difficult to fill and needed some hand supplementing to ensure even filling. The seed holes are a little shallow so enlarged using paperclip. Inserted one lettuce seed per block and settled ...

    Updated 24-01-2008 at 12:45 PM by Glasshousevirgin

    Histon allotment