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Latest posts by Alan4711

The uses of rainwater

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 16:43

also done good luck


Apple Tree

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 16:14

i asked the supermarket grocery man why Pink Lady apples which are superb cost so much in the UK he said because they will only grow in hot countries maybe this might be one and they are very very nice apples 

Good luck Alan4711


Posted: 19/01/2013 at 20:27

sorry thats the garlic sits  6 inches high not the allotment


Posted: 19/01/2013 at 20:25

i planted garlic for the first time into extremely  wet ,recently manured ,cloggy  heavy soil with the thoughts of nothing to lose as they came from Asda for 99pence more for a laugh really with thoughts of planting proper garlic from the garden center next year, at the moment the garlic sits in the snowy muddy allotment 6 inches high ,and looks very happy ,and im told by the other allotmenteers that garlic Must have cold spells or it doesnt split and stays in one lump,garlic seems to love tough cold conditions well mine does

good luck Alan4711 


what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 16:48

Now theres some really good ideas for the fat balls im going to try and   i,ll try the lard as well, and Lyn thats a cracking picture  cheers all


what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 17:27

i purchased some ordinary lard from asda as i couldn't find suet  then i simply mixed it with pound shop wild bird  seed into balls  and the birds left the original purchased fat balls  and totaly scoffed the lard ones,it looks like all the birds seem to like them especialy the Starlings they love them But i think i might have a problem in summer as they will probaly melt a bit ,need to get them more solid,How im not sure,and ideas


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 10:41

you would not believe it!!! yesterday as i said and today Bright Sunshine fairly warm ,coffee shop a walk on the beech and up the garden nothing to do there except help put my mates shed back on its feet it went walk aboiut yesterday ,i said  a bit windy ,but today marvelous as Frank said " Spring to it" but a bit earlyier thats all

have a good one Alan

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 14:26

Gail force god knows winds ,our shed is well tied down or it would be in the field next to  the allotment, and that's not joking, there's funny looking tall mounds of compost standing all around like dark soily snowmen because there  compost bins are all blowing across the field  again, and another shed roof is looking a bit ominous iv just leaned 2 scaffold planks against it hopefully to stop it blowing over,the allotments  are all now just wet boggy cold sorry looking battle sites, its us against the weather at the moment down here in South Wales and maybe snow on the way  apart from that I'm the only one up here and the only  sounds are  the birds the wind and the kettle whistling and i love it  what do they say onwards and upwards milk and one sugar coming ,a pint tonight  and start clearing the allotment up tommorrow if weathers ok

 cant beat it can you

Parsnips in plugs

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 13:04

High Johnheeng if we grow in toilet inners when do we sow ,weve never had an allotment before and the turnip packet says sow outdoors in the south in March ,so if we do the inners when do we start,or how long do they need to be in the inners before planting out as you can tell were complete beginners with Turnips,the only ones iv ever had came out of the oven roasted in honey so this year we are doing it all ourselves Hopefully that is and do we begin  them in coldframes


info on Hydrangas please

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:52

many thanks just what i needed to know  i,ll follow the advise,   cant help you with sausages though Cottage

Cheers maty,s


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