Monday Plotlines

So here we are, the new home of Southbourne Gardens.  It’s been a strange couple of weeks, a bit like moving house, detached from one place but yet to arrive and make a home  in another. I still have some formatting to do  and will be working through that in the next couple of weeks by which time I suppose it will feel like the site never looked any different.

Southbourne Gardens

In the meantime things have been moving on at a pace on the plot. Much of the effort has been focused on getting things planted out. Including the sweetcorn, runner beans, cape gooseberries, which we’re growing for the first time and the Black Russian and Green Zebra tomatoes of which there are about twenty plants some of which are already in flower.

Southbourne GardensOn a less pleasant note, slugs and snails are rife, inhabiting every dark, damp corner and we also seem to be completely over run with ants. Is anyone else having this problem? I’d like to know because it’s a first for us, at least the robins are thrilled because they seem to absolutely love the larvae. Whilst on the subject of birds, the less welcome pigeons and magpies are beadily eyeing up our soft fruit and I find myself for some part of every visit running around the plot like a demented thing chasing them away.

Time for a scarecrow perhaps?

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7 Responses to “Monday Plotlines”

  1. Sue garrett June 9, 2014 @ 1:06 pm (#)

    We are growing Inca berries which  I then found out were Cape gooseberries  this year, I remember growing the years ago but can’t remember whether we liked them or not. Love the new look.

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — June 9th, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

      Oh, will be good to compare notes. It’s one of Derek’s things so I’m curious to see how they turn out. Thank you for your kind comment about the site.

  2. David Ford June 9, 2014 @ 7:01 pm (#)

    Great new website Victoria is that Derek doing the digging? and the two people in the background are clearly doing what I do best on the  plot, having a “natter”

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — June 9th, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

      Thank you David. Yes that is Derek planting the tomatoes and Bob and Brian in the background. As with all sites there’s a lot of chat, especially on a Sunday morning when I took these photographs.

  3. annjenny June 10, 2014 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    I love the new look site and your allotment is looking great. Loads of slugs and snails on our plot too, but no ants … so far!

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — June 10th, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

      Thank you Ann.  It mostly been about slugs and snails for me this morning too.

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