Monday, April 30, 2007 

Plot picture.

Heres a photograph taken tonight (30.04.07) of the plot:

The plot on April 30th 2007
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Sunday, April 29, 2007 

Allotment update.

Time for an update of the allotment plot.

Well, things certainly happen fast on a plot. Prior to this weekend the potatoes that I planted have started to show and I had also planted Lettuce, Broccoli, Pumpkin and Radish.

The Radish seem to have fallen victim to either burning (by overuse of liquid feed) or small bugs as there are lots of little holes in the leaves. Im not hopeful for them at all. The Lettuce, Broccoli and Pumpkin are all looking good however. I have took measures against slugs with these plants by purchasing blue pellets and laying them down.

This weekend was a very productive time as I managed to get a lot done but not all that I planned :(
I turned another 3 sections (also de-glassed as there is loads of glass), emptied one of the water butts that was half full of old, rotting manure/egg shells/etc. this butt is now just full of fresh water. I did some more planting of Carrots (from seedlings), Carrots (from seeds), Parsnips (from seeds) and I got my broad beans in (19 in with 5 'spares' just in case). I also had to 'Earth up' the potatoes to help produce a higher yield.

I will have to get some photos for the next update.

Here is a brief 'ToDo' list off the top of my head:

Lift a single Rhubarb plant that is on its own.
Turn and prepare 2 final sections.
Prepare second half of second bean line (including sticks).
Plant beans.
Get more sticks from Lou's Dad and the 'Allotment Shed'.
Transfer Polish Pumpkins when strong enough.
Empty/sort through old tool bunker.
Sort herb garden.


Monday, April 23, 2007 

My old school.

Below is a picture of the old school I used to attend called Risca Town School. It catered for both infants and primary children. I found the picture on this site: The mountain you can see in the background is Machen mountain.

And this is a picture of how it looks today (Mid April 2007):

The housing estate that replaced the school is called Cwrt-Yr-Ysgol and covers what used to be the whole school, storage sheds and playing yards.

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Monday, April 16, 2007 


This is what I call my makeshift propaganda propagation area:

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The vegetables in this picture are:
Broad Beans
French Beans
UNKNOWN Beans! (now believed to be black beans)
Polish Pumpkins

Fingers crossed that they all grow strong enough to transfer to the allotment plot! :)

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007 

Chemical/Vapour trails.

I took this interesting photograph from our bedroom window on 5th April, 07:48am

I have never seen so many vapour trails concentrated in one area before (or chemtrails if your into conspiracy theories).

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Monday, April 09, 2007 

Allotment plot.

I had some great news last week, that there is an allotment plot allocated to me :)

Rent is a whopping £4.25 per year and is paid already. All I have to do now is turn it all over, weed it and get planting!

Things I intend on planting are:

Heres some pictures of its current state (I have already marked out and turned 2 lines)

I planted Cara potatoes in here. Apparently they are ideal as jacket potatoes or for mashing.

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Monday, April 02, 2007 

Something for my 'to do' list.

For a long time now, I have wanted to make a HUGE beanbag by taking a kingsize duvet cover and filling it with polystyrene beads (the type used for packing), then stitching it closed.