The Saga of Hampshire Hogs Allotment.

Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
Due to a total melt down yesterday of my PC lost nearly everything luckily I had saved all my photos and important docs on a remote hard drive :)

Anyway I thought I would start again with this new thread for the allotment saga.

As you may remember readers the last time we visited Hog was busy constructing his compost bins and clearing the old compost heap, he has now completed these tasks.

Today's visit was with a little trepidation had his new poly tunnel survived its first storm of the season :/ YES readers it had :D and the garden looked good everything still standing even that wonky old shed.


That's it for today readers but keep your eye's peeled for the next exciting instalment of   

    "The Saga of Hampshire Hogs Allotment"

"You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,317
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,657
    Glad it’s all still standing HH  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    Well her we are again. not been much going on over the last few weeks just general tidying and clearing.
    I have been this morning and cut all the pumpkins away from there stalks turned them over to dry and harden in the sun I would normally of left them a little longer but they have stopped growing in the last week so will have to do.
    I will rotovate in the next few weeks and sow field beans as a green manure over winter.
    Just a few pictures as it looks this morning.




     

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    It's been two months since my last post here there has not been a lot to report, I did win first prize for the largest pumpkin in the local autumn show so that was nice.

    Been busy with the hard landscaping in the last few week's created a small patio area with rose beds around hoping to create a scented garden area so that my wife can have somewhere to park her wheelchair during the summer months so we can enjoy the garden together.

    Also have put up a trellis on the SSW side of the poly tunnel as this is the prevailing wind side not decided yet what to grow on it grape or passion fruit with runner beans during the summer.




    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,561
    Looking very neat and tidy HH.  I'd go with grape.   They can be fan trained on trellis.  Seen it at Gaasbeek in Belgium where they specialise in amazing fruit training techniques.   Monty went there once to learn about fan and espaliers.......


    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,457
    That look's good Hampshire Hog, you have worked jolly hard. It  will be lovely for your wife when things have grown a bit.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    Spent some time at the allotment.

    Planted four Rhubarb's livingstone, polish raspberry, stockbridge arrow, and victoria. in theory this should give us a supply from March to October / November.

    Also rotavated the rest of the plot and raked it over still finding pieces of concrete drinks cans bottles and all manner of rubbish buried all over :/  then sowed it with a winter mix of green manure seed in a hope some will germinate which if we get the next few days of 10° as promised it should, anyway it not looks nice and smart.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • SheleenSheleen Southampton, in a gardenPosts: 51
    edited 13 June
    I'm just so curious right now... how is your rhubarb coming along? Mine isn't doing so well with the heat and then the rain (Sotonian here)- though I do have some new green coming up. I wanted to find a really prolific and hearty rhubarb - so interested on how yours are doing now :)
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    hi @Sheleen    Its all doing rather well thanks, the Livingstone and Victoria are not as big as the other two and were slow to start but in the last couple of weeks have started to grow a lot more.

    I have not taken any stalks off the plants as reading all the expert advice they say not to in the first year although it's very tempting I have to say.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
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