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Posted: 01/12/2012 at 20:23

not a link for this site i,ll not bother

HELP... Hundreds of strange eggs on my lawn and soil?

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 20:20

Hi ChrisLPW1 obviosly if you pick one up you will know if they are organic or packing stuff so before we get world war one here ,is this a joke or what? is this a real question  or is it just April 1st all over again i dont get it


Posted: 30/11/2012 at 11:02

Well? if all thats not good advise i dont know what is,Nottingham yes i was born there as well Love to garden (MI Duck) and never ever tried sprout tops but we will now,and yes our plot is on a hill and very windy we,ll follow Zoomers advice and also try purple Broccoli,great advise and much appreciated many of em good luck all



Posted: 29/11/2012 at 16:33

many thanks matey, you might be right as Kate did the planting and can tend to be rather delecate i,ll have to show her how to use her welly heel a bit better and  nobbys is a  midlands thing i think soto though im in Tenby  South Wales now  wet, cold, and when i was in town i forgot to get some beer from tesco,its going to be a long night

cheers Alan 


Posted: 29/11/2012 at 16:03

Hi everybody info if  u can please,our first year for planting is next year but some time ago another allotmenteer gave us some sprouts he didnt need so for fun we planted them in one of our new raised beds,,like most others the leaves have been eaten but the sprouts are now coming on but,they are loose not tight solid sprouts like you buy in the shops ,do they get more solid later or is something wrong,the sprouts weve chosen for next year are Hastings and Montgomery we chose them becouse our plots are windy and im told they are quite tuff growers just right for us, is there any good advise for getting good nobboys, the beds will have by then been well manured as well


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Posted: 26/11/2012 at 15:54

 went up the allotment ,at the main gate was a pollytunnel frame all bent ,with no cover,5 or 6 black darlecks rolling around not a lid in sight, one shed blown off its base,one shed with its side blown in,a green heavier darleck in the hedge ,not a bean wigwam left standing,all the fruit cages with their netting in tatters,wheel barrows in the hedge ditches,and anything that wasnt tied down now too late and my new strawberris look like they have took ok,now whats that song "lift yourself up dust youself off,no,no im off to the pub a new plan of campaing is needed,funny though all our stuff was ok,mind you iv got my shed tied down to scaffold tubes ,only becouse i  couldnt find any tank jacks like Paliasglide usesCheers all Alan4711



Posted: 25/11/2012 at 20:19

hi blair,this is a question often asked dove  and verdun are spot on ,high tides bad weather so it gets washed up the beech and Dont forget to tie the bags tight if transporting in a car or sand hoppers will invade your vehicle ,the seaweed is the best and free

go 4 it Alan4711

cover or not

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 10:59

Hi DFA /Soto

 many thanks for the info carpets comeing off ,its a lot of hard work anyway doing it, Now anybody want a free wet smelly big old carpet(must collect),




cover or not

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 15:48

Hi all, being new to allotmenteering I'm not sure about covering largish areas of the plots with plastic or carpets and such, iv received different advise from the gardeners on the site and I'm just not sure what to do, iv spent this summer prepping the raised beds ,the soil is  brought in  decent quality top soil with lots of manure dug in,at the moment its very wet like most peoples,  now do i cover for the winter or not ,i would really appreciate some sound advise as to the good or bad of covering or not

hopefully Alan4711

Using woven landscape fabric to overwinter soil

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 14:50

Hi,, if its any use we are useing the plastic blue water pipe for clotches its strong and easy to bend and push into the soil use,builders merchants or farm surplies do it maybe you can get cut offs cheap might be usefull


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