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Cut Flowers and Floral Design: Allotment Tour 2009

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:30 PM

Post #6846660

Welcome to our allotment in South London, There are 39 plots, most plot holders are growing vegetables, flowers and fruits.
Follow me along the path for a quick look at the plots. ...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #6846668


This is the main pathway with plots on the left and right.
I will walk along taking pictures on the left side until the end of the path then show the right side on my way back!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6846680


Raised beds...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6846691


Fruit cage at the back..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #6846701

Flowers and veggies

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #6846705


This plot holder has the first plot and this one.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:44 PM

Post #6846713


not much going on here yet..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #6846725

This one is a double plot, here's half of it!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #6846732

the other half!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6846740


Nice Lavender!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6846751


here's the lavander...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
5:57 PM

Post #6846767


This one has runner beans growing at the front...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:00 PM

Post #6846791


another with a frame at the front...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6846800


lots of strawberry plants...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:05 PM

Post #6846834


Red bottles! to scare the birds away perhaps?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:07 PM

Post #6846841


another one!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #6846858


Growing through fabric ...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:17 PM

Post #6846880


another with beans at the front..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6846892


Raised bed..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #6846900


needs work..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #6846914


These at the end are a bit overgrown..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
6:28 PM

Post #6846932


The end of the path is here! Time for a break, back later with the other side.

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Pamgarden
Central, VA
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6847047

Terriculture, Thank you for allowing me to visit. It's amazing how much diversity the gardeners are able to get into their plots. I wonder what was in those red bottles. They look very exotic amidst the green cabbages. Is there any penalty if one doesn't use their allotment or keep it up to 'standards'? Looking forward to visiting with you for Part II. Pam
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #6847222

Nice tour, Terri. I think you win hands down for the best lottie so far. Is the pear tree on someone's plot? Or is it in a general area available for the picking? It looks like it has been around for years, and producing nicely.
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

July 28, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #6873514

Nice! Do you have a patch here as well?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #6877952


Hi Pam, Thanks for coming to visit, sorry I have been away so long but will continue with the tour soon.
If your plot gets overgrown with weeds or is really messy the commitee send a letter or several thoughout the season. They have an inspection in early spring and give you until March 1st to clear it or you lose your plot! They have 26 on the waiting list, but usually it takes at least a year to clear the previous plot holders mess up!
You've got me curious about the red bottles, I will investigate the matter... lol


Thank you kindly Dianne! The pear tree is on Anitas plot, she has quite a few fruit trees including apricots (that reminded me of you and your apricot tree) she gave me a some the other day and I made some flapjacks and put some sliced up apricots in, yumm! It was a real treat to have fresh apricots they are quite expensive in the shops here.

Hi Gwen, My plot is number 36, Thanks for coming to visit!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:23 PM

Post #6886694


Here we go, the corner plot.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #6886702


next door...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:29 PM

Post #6886722


This is a double plot, there are Apricots, pears and lots of fruits on this side..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #6886736


A plum tree and veggies this side, with a greenhouse hidden behind the beans!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6886754


Cherry tree at the front on this plot, the plotholders gave us a bag of them last month.. delicious!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6886761

Next...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #6886785


Next plot..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:46 PM

Post #6886793


Plastic bottles with the tops cut off placed next to the tomatoes to water at the roots.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #6886801


Budleia on this plot..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6886813


Pear and Apple trees at the front of this one, the rest of the plot is in a cage of netting, you can walk in!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6886824


Double plot, they have plum and Greeengage trees.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2009
12:00 AM

Post #6886874

New greenhouse on this one, Nasturtiums at the front are pretty..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6886901


Here's a better picture of them.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2009
12:06 AM

Post #6886915


Last plot ..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6886927

Hope you enjoyed the tour, Thanks for visiting!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 31, 2009
8:17 AM

Post #6888334

Man, yours is the standout one for sure! The only ones that could compete are the double plots for their fruiting fruit trees!, But yours is the most pleasing to the eye.
Thanks for sharing that with us terri.
Sue
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2009
12:33 PM

Post #6888693


Hi Sue, Thanks for visiting and for the compliments! lol. blush!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #6895365

This is the communal garden next to the hut.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #6895382

Lovely red Zinnias..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6895390


Huge Begonias!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2009
11:57 PM

Post #6895404


The heads are almost sitting on the soil, they are so big!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 2, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6895418


I like to help out with the deadheading LOL!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2009
6:30 PM

Post #6930867

Have they ever done the judging terri? Bet you came in right up front. I agree with Sue only the double lots have more to give than yours. I'll bet you do love the deadheading in there!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #6934418


W
Hi Candee, they have done the judging but have not put any notices up on the board yet!
I like to do my bit for the community... It's due for a tidy up! LoL!

So sad to see the fruits on the ground, some folks haven't picked their goodies. One plotholder (the last one) hasn't been back since she cleared and planted... everything is going to waste... whats the point?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2009
6:34 PM

Post #6935143

Perhaps something has happened unforeseen to that plotholder and they have not been able to return. Maybe they suddenly moved away and left all those goodies up for grabs?
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 16, 2009
7:28 AM

Post #6952116

Hi all, back from holidays, and I too am surprised that no one picked and ate the brocolli or cauliflowers that were ready! I had someone watering and someone pet minding and the offer was there to take what came ready, but no one did. Yes Tez, I agree,...whats the point?
Sue
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #6954815


Hi Sue, Welcome back! Hope you had a good time, shame about the food going to waste.
Someone has been to the communal garden before me. It's all weeded and deadheaded and tidy!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #6954823


The Zinnias and Begonias are looking nice! I have my own now anyway ... LOL!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #6954844


Wildlife area, frogs hang out here, but I haven't seen one for a while!

Someone has tidied up the plot with all the veggies going to waste, but not picked anything? Maybe they will be back with a shopping bag.. lol!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #6954852


Here's my plot, the flowers are all still bloomin' lovely!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #6954866


I'm starting to get pea pods, can't wait to see how many peas are in a pod? lol!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 17, 2009
8:45 AM

Post #6955549

Its just looking fabulous Tez! I bet you get such pleasure when you visit it! And aren't those houses who live nearby just lucky to get such a good view?
I can almost smell your flowers!
Sue
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #6955900

I had the same thought Sue when I saw that last post of terri's , how lucky are those neighbors and just imagine the aroma with all those plots!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 18, 2009
5:49 AM

Post #6959688


Thanks Sue and Candee! How are your veggies doing? pictures please!
I'm going to visit my folks for a couple of weeks, just hope my family get the watering and picking done and keep everything ship shape while I'm away... LOL! See you when I get back, Take care my friends.
Terri.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 18, 2009
8:23 AM

Post #6959778

Happy visiting Tez. Nothing to see in my patch at the moment, but I'll be doing some work on it in the next few weeks
http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/weed_woman/12747/
this is the link to my Darwin trip, but its not finished yet. Drop in for a look if you get the time.
Sue
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 18, 2009
3:21 PM

Post #6960730

Now where did they come from? I never noticed any potted stuff on the lottie before.
Hey Sue are you back from holiday already? Man did that ever fly by? I'll go take a peek right now.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6962741


Thanks for your link Sue, will have a look over there when I get back or if I go to my Auntie's!!
Enjoy your gardening, Have fun, Hugs!!

Hi Candee, they are my herb boxes! new addition to the den area this year.
Blossom has a thread for herbs, have you seen it?
Take care, Hugs!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #6962747


How do you know when the Sweetcorn is ready to pick?

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2009
8:29 PM

Post #6965676

Terri - they look ready now. I normally pick them when the tassels starts to brown. Some people like the corn kernels riper, others really young. I don't like them too young because there is too little bulk there to eat.

Have a great visit - see you back in a few weeks.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #6965695

We had a project in the middle of a cornfield once, and when the stalks gets taller than you and you have to walk down the rows to get from one site to the next, you really have to protect your face. Those corn leave edges are deadly. My daughter joined us for part of that summer and here's a photo of us in full face gear to brave the corn plants. By the way, that is field corn they are growing (food for critters) so they let them dry out and is totally brown before they are harvested. Terri - do not let your corn get like that before you pick them LoL

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2009
12:42 PM

Post #6967943

Hey that looks a lot like the bandits I saw in the Sunflower patch lol! I am gonna have to get Steven over here to take a look at this!
Seriously Dianne, I know what you mean, there is a cornfield of what we refer to as "field corn" across the road from us, the deer love it especially this time of year, but it is brutal to walk through.

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