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Long Time No see.


By csarina


It is a long time since I posted on here a quite a lot has happened. The 5 weeks of bad weather when we were virtually prisoners showed that we really were not living where we aught to be. We decided to hang on for 12 months and then look for somewhere nearer to the local market town. Things rather overtook us, we were told about an apartment, in a complex just off the High Street, we looked at it and it was obvious that it was more than suitable for us. In much better condition than the cottage and the LL far more in tune to our needs, so we moved. We lost a bedroom and also the garden, although we do have an area at the back of the apartment where we have an herbaceous border and an area with pots, it has brought us and our fellow neighbours a lot of pleasure, however we missed being able to grow our own veg.

I went onto the HFW site for Landshare and we were so lucky to be offered a walled vegetable garden, that has been a bit neglected…..we have been working on it for just over a week and making great strides in removing weeds and nettles.

There is a large plot, 6 deep beds, a fruit cage and we have the use of a greenhouse. The crops that are on it we can harvest, so far we have found a row of beetroot and several rows of potato’s. One bed had leeks in which were infected with rust, so they are out. Another bed had more beetroot, lettuce, some gone to seed, others ok, and I managed to rescue 3 cauliflowers and 2 cabbages from the weeds which were threatening to choke them. The fruit cage has raspberries in which need drastic pruning; there is a plum tree to prune and several apple trees needing the same treatment.

We have already planted cauli, cabbage and calebrese, beetroot, carrot, french beans and little gem lettuce.

I will put the photographs of the garden as we first saw it and the progress we have made.

We have a lot of work still to do, our rent is produce into the owners which suits us fine………

This is the garden when we first saw it late in June.

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What an absolutely lovely place, lucky you , I could get lost there for days.

7 Jul, 2011


I have put the rest of the pictures on the garden pictures page........

7 Jul, 2011


Nice to hear from you again..
you've been busy...
Good luck with your growing :o)

7 Jul, 2011


I am so jealous, what a fab spot to garden. We are on a waiting list of almost 2yrs for an allotment here in Yorkshire.

What is the land share you talked about is it a national or just local thing?

7 Jul, 2011


Welcome back Csarina, I was thinking of you only yesterday. You have really landed on your feet with this lovely walled garden. It is a real kitchen garden is it not. I am pleased to hear you sounding so positive about everything now you have taken the plunge and moved. Your cottage was lovely but a bit remote when the weather was bad.

7 Jul, 2011


Oh that is great, I hope all goes well for you, I`ve looked at your pics and it looks as though its all coming along really good.......

7 Jul, 2011


oh perfect, sound like the flat was a good move ,but really lovely that you've managed to get a plot to still work the soil.. Looking forward to see your progress. The walled garden looks really lovely.. Lucky ,lucky you

8 Jul, 2011


That is a superb site, Csarina, good luck with it.
Grannyb, Landshare is a national thing. Check out this site:

8 Jul, 2011

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