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elephant

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:30

Rusty i planted my garlick out in wet cold muddy Dec/Jan and they are doing great as Jon24ty said they need cold weather or there no good dont molly em it wont work,get em out.

Alan

 

 

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:23

Tim sorry i forgot to mention the timber for raised beds  most of us here use second hand scaffold boards for £4 each delevered and  our beds are one each side one cut in half for the ends, or half them whatever you wantso easy and quick.

good luck

Alan

Anyone used Jeyes Fluid?

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:17

Hi Millie i use jeyes ready to use spray on my garden to keep the neighbours cats away,its the only thing that's worked so far ,Wilco,s are the cheapest at about £4.75, and B&q £5.85, outside  pots come up ok with Ciff we get most of our outside pots at the local auctions the garden stuff goes for a song .

Cheers Alan

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 15:55

sorry for the double something called outlook just took over my pc thing it seems to be ok now all the email looks different but i,ll struggle onward and all that cheers all

Alan

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 15:49

Hi Tim,Kate and i got our first allotment last year,it was 2 feet high in grass and weeds and we knew nothing about gardening or allotmenteering but Rainwater Fanatic is dead right because we got so much help and advise from the other allotment holders it helped stop us making many mistakes ,allotmenteering is as we found a sort of cluby type of thing help just seems to come from everywhere, if we were to start afresh we would still deturf the weeds and grass and stack it grass to grass in a corner and cover for 6/8 monthes it makes great loamy soil, iv just put ours back into the beds ready for this years planting, i see youv already got yours ready,then we would still do raised beds as once you have done them all the hard graft is done our beds are now just so easy to keep weed free and easy to plant into. Into  the beds again good manure, and try to have a spare pile of manure for the coming years as it rots down beautifully if covered up and left in a corner your not useing, we had to have11 ton of top soil but you might not need it as our allotment was a year before just a field hence the raised beds to protect from weeds and it does work, The sheds a godsend, waterbuts \(dairy farmers will give you ex disinfectant 40 gallon big tubs they use) just connect them up  and a hose and there you go all the rest just ask on here its great and free id better stop ther 

good luck Alan4711

 

 

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 15:47

Hi Tim,Kate and i got our first allotment last year,it was 2 feet high in grass and weeds and we knew nothing about gardening or allotmenteering but Rainwater Fanatic is dead right because we got so much help and advise from the other allotment holders it helped stop us making many mistakes ,allotmenteering is as we found a sort of cluby type of thing help just seems to come from everywhere, if we were to start afresh we would still deturf the weeds and grass and stack it grass to grass in a corner and cover for 6/8 monthes it makes great loamy soil, iv just put ours back into the beds ready for this years planting, i see youv already got yours ready,then we would still do raised beds as once you have done them all the hard graft is done our beds are now just so easy to keep weed free and easy to plant into. Into  the beds again good manure, and try to have a spare pile of manure for the coming years as it rots down beautifully if covered up and left in a corner your not useing, we had to have11 ton of top soil but you might not need it as our allotment was a year before just a field hence the raised beds to protect from weeds and it does work, The sheds a godsend, waterbuts \(dairy farmers will give you ex disinfectant 40 gallon big tubs they use) just connect them up  and a hose and there you go all the rest just ask on here its great and free id better stop ther 

good luck Alan4711

 

good luck Alan4711

Wilko,s

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 16:57

wow now that's a result i was expecting ( u get wot ya pa fa) but no that's a great response many many thanks to you all  Wilco,s here i come,

Alan

Wilko,s

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:25

Hi all i went to Wilco,s this week and outside they had Red Japanese maple about 3 feet tall for a fiver ,cherry trees 4 feet tall £12 and lots more i dont know didly about trees but would love a Japanese Maple and a couple of Cherry trees just for the wild life and good looks at the bottom of the garden ,just being their  Now is Wilco,s any good or are these prices too good to be true,anybody bought trees from them in the past To buy or not to buy that is the question,please

Alan

Rampant rosemary

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:14

Hi i took for the first time 4 cuttings of Rosemary last year just  stuck them straight into the soil and they are just magic ,i dont recomend this way i think a little more time and care next time in proper cuttings soil but Hey it worked and Rosemary is so easy and seems to be a tough plant ,in Falmouth there is a 12 foot high wall covered with rosemary growing from the garden at the top its all just hanging there in summer its just stunning

Cheers Alan 

Potatos after Jerusalaem Artichokes

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:03

HI never grown Artichokes what do you do with them, iv never bought any before,

what are they like to eat please,

Alan

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