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  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

    Hi all and GD

    I have just updated my beetroot blog and look forward to my first picks this week looking good.

    I am really pleased with my allotment this year and look to make further improvements next year introducing some perenial plants looking more cottage like as once i had a fantastic garden at home until my boy took up footie, so goal posts and later lawn baldy and once cottage garden flattened.

    Pictures posted are from the furthest point of my garden and looking good

    happy gardening and remember just chipping away little and often you will get there so please dont give up...............the pleasure from your work is far greater than what you get back but with a little tlc your rewards will et better and better every year

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  • Certainly does look well tended, organised and lush - you should have enough potatoes to feed an army there. We dug our first few last week and very pleased with them so far.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Endpaper:  Hmm... How gracious of your neighbour to allow you to grow in your part of the shared garden image

    I can appreciate that she may have tended the patch for a number of years before your arrival but it was very sneaky giving you a green light to go ahead with your plans and then complaining to the landlord.

    She should think herself lucky to have keen gardener move in rather than someone who likes refurbishing old motorbikes for a hobby image

    Chris:  Another very professional set up (I've seen more pics on other threads), you should be very proud of your allotment. image

    I have similar white patches on some of my leaves. Cause for concern or nothing to worry about?

    My 3 pots getting some sunshine on the path this morning. ?

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  • Hi endpaper

    Thanks for sharing your pics, I do sq.ft veg gardening and have courgettes swamping twice their area.

    Next year I'm going for the vertical wire stack like yours!

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  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

    Hi Kitty2

    The markings on the foliage is natural however if any leaves become damaged by the wind I always tidy the plants up by removing them.

    I am impressed with the vertical growing of courgettes as not everyone has the space to grow across So the next stage goes upwards

    Looking forward to seeing plenty of return oh ps I have got planted some patti pan plants which are a bit like a summer squash shaped like a flying saucer growing for the first time and trying to grow them upward so will share any good with them with fellow readers

    Good luck and happy gardening

  • endpaperendpaper Posts: 27

    I've been mulling over what's been said here and have suddenly had an outside the box (or in this case, plot) moment. Aforementioned neighbour lives on the ground floor while we and other neighbours live up a small flight of outdoor steps...which gets sun! The steps are wide enough to easily accommodate a container so new plan is to plant the courgette out in that once it outgrows its current 13 cm pot, from which it has been enjoying lots of window sill sun and growing alarmingly quickly.

  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

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    Hi all

    just an update on the courgette plants and hope all plants every one planted are giving off the start of a huge harvest

    picture of update and beds getting bigger with feed, Wet weather and sun

    happy gardening

  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

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    Hi all

    just an update on the courgettes back from two weeks holiday and OMG they have just taken off along with some covering plants

    a head count yesterday was saying at least twenty to cut and many many more to come

    I will be using all courgette recipes given up on a post raised this week

    happy gardening

  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

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    Hi all

    first collection after my hols so need to get my head together with recipes

    happy gardening

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