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siris

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I’ve not been on GOY for a couple of months, so where have I been.

Lost in a wilderness!

I’ve got an allotment, but it was in a right state. I’ve spent every daylight hour over those hot summer days clearing the plot. Still lots to do.

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Bravo Siris! It will be worth all the effort. Do you have water on site? My last one didn't...
It looks like a beautiful position so just being there should be a pleasure. Wish you lots of rewarding days there.

13 Sep, 2018

 

Thank you Stera, yes it does have water, a tap is at the edge of my plot and we've also got a water butt provided. It's actually a 1/2 plot.
It was lovely going there first thing in the morning, birds were singing, unfortunately it's bounded on one side by the motorway, so continuous traffic noice, but after a while you just don't notice it. Neighbouring allottmenters are lovely so helpful.

14 Sep, 2018

 

I'll bet that's been hard work in all that heat Siris, just walking about was a nightmare let alone working in it. Will this be an Iris paradise?

14 Sep, 2018

 

Good for you . . . terrific undertaking which will reward you in the end. What is the soil like?

14 Sep, 2018

 

Well done, knowing you it will be up and ready in no time.....

14 Sep, 2018

 

Roll out the carpet is the easiet way to clear the plot

good on you , little and often ....

Gg

14 Sep, 2018

 

That's a brilliant idea. Nothing wrong with being lost in the wilderness. That's where I met God, lol! What are you plans for the allotment? Irises?

14 Sep, 2018

 

Well done. I have been growing veg for the first time and I know what hard work it is.

14 Sep, 2018

 

no wonder you have been 'quiet'. it looks a wonderful sight & site. I am most envious of you allotmenteers.

14 Sep, 2018

 

THORNY, BATHGATE, I've put some Iris in already, not sure how well they'll do. SHEILA, the soil is the spoil from the motorway, yellow clay with rubble, then top soil was brought in from Linconshire, not exactly what Iris like. Soil sets hard after rain and during the hot weather. Was like dust. GNARLY, carpet as a weed suppressant is not permitted. SEA B G, I don't think you'd be envious of all the digging I've done.

14 Sep, 2018

 

Siris

it must be a posh allotment lol.. how about a chinese silk rug ?

YOU should of seen the allotment I was on, it was like a death trap !! and looked like Steptoe and sons scrap yard before any talk of recyling It must of been the place that gave everyone the ideas . I should of taken a photo as one person had turned a rotary washing line to grow runner beans up !! it worked great as well and so easy to pick lol

Gg

15 Sep, 2018

 

I feel tired just looking at your photos! ;o)

Happy digging!

15 Sep, 2018

 

Good luck to you Sue...that looks like a hell of a task! Especially taking into account the baked soil.

16 Sep, 2018

 

Oh my goodness Siris, it looked like a sea of grass, you've worked so hard, hard work but exciting, so what are you going to be growing?
Are you in walking distance? Its going to be so good.

16 Sep, 2018

 

Thanks Karen. You would not believe how few hours there are in the day! During the winter months, I'll do a blog on my progress.
Dawn, it's not really that far, a couple of miles, but I've so much stuff to take and I was spending 4 hrs morning, then home for lunch, then till 7 pm in he evening. Ps I have sent you a PM.

16 Sep, 2018

 

Well take care of your back Sue. :)

16 Sep, 2018

 

Looking forward to your blog. It sounds like you were on a mission to get it sorted, I’m like that and I know Karen is too. I know what you mean about time, it flies when you’re having fun, I check the time when I’m out there working and wish I had a couple more hours before it’s time to make dinner.
Got your pm thanks.

17 Sep, 2018

 

What a challenge!
Hope you enjoy making the transformation and meeting new people there.

18 Sep, 2018

 

Hi Siris: I have some gnarly looking iris patches. Can I divide them now or is it too late?

18 Sep, 2018

 

Bathgate, when I've bought Iris from USA, via an importer, they've arrived September, so now would be the latest time probably.

18 Sep, 2018

 

OK thank you. I'll get to it.

19 Sep, 2018

 

Oh my goodness you're going to be a busy Bee ... You will have fun as well ,we have friends with Allotments there's a great community spirit some even hold allotment parties in the summer evenings ..
I was interested to read some of the soil comes from Lincoln there's a well known Iris grower in Lincoln we often pass it you may like to check up on them on Google ,it's :

Seagate Irises
Long sutton by-pass
Long Sutton
Lincoln PE12 9RY

Good luck and many hours of happy gardening :o)

30 Sep, 2018

 

Thanks Amy, already been to a BBQ on the allotment. The top soil isn't very deep, under it's clay which is solid. I hope it doesn't get too soggy in winter, my Iris won't like that. I have seen Seagates online catalogue in the past.

2 Oct, 2018

 

:o))

3 Oct, 2018

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