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water buts

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 12:14

if this went out before im sorry as im not so good on the pc so ill try again,,up the allottment we are useing large 40/50 gallon water buts some of us have joined them together with B/Q but connectors about £7 we get the water buts from local dairy farmers who generaly are glad to give them away as the are non retunable,they are used to disifect the milking apperatus so are nice and clean to use,some farmers charge a couple of quid but thats a lot cheaper than B/Q you might haveseen them at fairs being used for rubbish bins they are big and blue, we also cut them inhalf and put rope handles each side which make exellent rubish bins in the garden or we groe spuds ,tommies or anything you want and they work, so i hope this is usefull  good luck everyoneand at last here in Wales we have some sunshine

CATS

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 12:05

At present im useing keep off blue gell its working fairly well,the moth balls also seem to work and are cheaper  they are believe it or not made of eastern red Ceder and every 4/6 monthes should be rubbed with fine sand paper to refresh the disgusting smell and not a lotof people know that ?? i also put this question up a few days ago and got only  silly replies ,im going on the net to serch for this lion stuff good luck

Turf stacking

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 11:47

SORRY NOT VERY GOOD WITH THIS TYPING STUFF

Turf stacking

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 11:45

AT THE MOMENT WE HAVE 12 TON OF RURF STACKING IN PROGRESS WE WERE ADVISEDBY THE OTHER ALLOTTMENTEERS TO STACK GRASS SIDE TO GRASS SIDE AND COVER IT UP WE HAVE AS YOU CAN GUESS A HUGE TARPOLINEOVER IT AND IT TAKES ABOUT 6 TO 12 MONTHES OURS OIS 2 MONTHS ON AND IS ALREADY WORKING ,IT GOES DRY AND SOFT  AND MAKES GREAT TOP SOIL GOOD LUCK

cats

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 17:04

Hi everybody,i have just moved into a new house  and the small back garden is being used by cats for there toilet,i have cleaned up and they have simply carried on,  both my neighbours  have cats so i dont want to fall out with them,So are there any plants cats dont like that i can place in pots around the garden or has anyone ever managed to stop them apart from fencing of which would be almost impossable at present some one suggested Jeyes fluid might help  any ideas please  

help find a fig tree

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 08:46

welshonion u got to remember im a northener from the midlands and since iv been here the suns been doing a miners, so  wet it is then so far, but what a lovely place and im amazed at how friendly people are here in Tenby, so all your advice im going to follow  many thanks and good luck

help find a fig tree

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 14:37

nice one many thanks for that folks Turkey it is then ,,hope its sunny

help find a fig tree

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 09:38

can anyone tell me what is the best kind of fig tree to buy for a wettish ,mild climate here in west Wales,i find the garden centers tend to not know much about them , my ex neighbour in Nottingham had a cracker full of fruit but,is no longer there, anybody got a name of a good one i can try and find any hints on looking after it when i do get one   hopefully cheers 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 09:26

Tenby west Wales,,  wet and warmish today then hot and sunny towards the weekend and thats great cus were moving into our new house on Friday ,final move from Falmouth Cornwall some nice pubs and caf,s and an allotment, cant be all bad can it good luck all,

Using nettle & comfrey juice

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:54

Hi ,your right this nettle stuff really smells,  evan after only a couple of days and attracts flies by the dozen, i started some mixes in big water buts and small buckets and im told by the other more experienced allotmenteers its perfect for fruit,  veg and flours but not too strong it has to be watered down at least 5 to 1 or more im also informed that seaweed is simply the best tomatoes food ever ,either as a feed as in nettles and comfrey or best dug in,difficult if your not coastal though  good luck all

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