happytimes!

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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 165748Post Peggy Sue
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:28 pm

Derry wrote:my dads already chopped the tree =[ but i suppose itll be easier to bury now its in pieces =D

pretty much everything im clearing is going into green bags atm.. we dont have a compost bin on the plot, and the bins in our garden are too full for anymore stuff
OK I should read my posts- that should have said BURN the tree for ash! Sorry I hope you havn't been digging a hole to bury it I will feel very guilty :oops:
The ash has lots of minerals, really good for brassicas and legumes especially I'm told, and helps deter slugs too so I'm also told.

Nettles, alos great as nettle tea as a fertiliser- I have grown to love them, except when I'm weeding and I don't notice they are there.
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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 166694Post Derry
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:23 pm

hahaha, i havent had the chance to go up for the past week, ive been re-enacting in kent and goin to gigs and goin to london and here there and everywhere =|

next week i really must get down there and get clearing!

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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 168164Post Derry
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:01 pm

hurrah! most of the grass has been cut down (using hand shears, 4 chops at a time..........) mom & dad have cleared most of the brambles and things at the top. theres still a load of rubbish to clear,, old bricks and things. within the next fortnight ill prolly have the first veg patch going, avec onions and garlic =D =D =D

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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 168166Post Gert
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:06 pm

Good for you Derry, keep up the hard work. Will look foward to seeing an oasis of veg , next year. :flower: :cheers: :flower: best of luck

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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 168367Post Squirrel46
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:44 pm

Great feeling innit! :mrgreen:
I got my plot this year, it was four foot high in weeds. I was there at seven the first morning making a great big compost heap!
Good luck! :salute:
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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 169386Post Derry
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:19 pm

my friend came round and dug the first patch today and we started on the second =D and the guy who has a plot just over the dirt track from me has offered me the rest of his onions =D

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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 169475Post Millymollymandy
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:15 am

Well done Derry, sounds like your lottie is coming along nicely!
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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 169499Post Peggy Sue
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:06 am

Derry wrote: and the guy who has a plot just over the dirt track from me has offered me the rest of his onions =D
Thats what I love about allotmenteers, realy community spirit. Everyone has something thay ahve grown a bit too much of and they all hate waste so it's share & share alike.

They seem like a good crew so you should have a great time there Derry
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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 169575Post Gert
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:11 pm

good stuff , keep up the hard work :flower:

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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 169614Post Martina
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:32 pm

Wow Derry. Way to go :thumbright: . I am so jealous. I wish we had allotments in Ontario :crybaby:

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Re: happytimes!

Post: # 174217Post Derry
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:54 pm

sowed 18 onions (from a set) and two rows of peas today! yeeeyyy :mrgreen:

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