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next years carrot

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 09:52
right a sandyish loam and deepish,no manure,direct sowing ,thinning as advised and a bitotlc and bobs your uncle,that is now in the allotment file, and many thanks for that already i see a few things i did wrong Cheers all
Alan in Tenby and rain again

Harvest

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 09:43
Hi all, Well wot a prog that is,its got the right people doing it ,really good camera work, the farmer family just right and giving really good info on hows its all done,scale wow,and i never knew u could store carrots like that, and the toms just unbelieveable and all british at the fore nice, a great prog, Nice one Dave id have missed it, didnt quite get the name of that salad spud at the end they tried
on 2nite again Cheers and its raining here in Tenby now theres a change Not

Plum tree

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 19:16
Hi Derrick prune in spring /autumn Not in dormant time, go to RHS plum they will explain fanned plums

Gardening Books

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 19:09
Aimie id go to the local charity shop and read them first they all seem to have hundreds of gardening books for a pound or two

frost in the east coast greenhouse

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 19:02
right many thanks for all that folks 7c is the one to think about
Cheers Alan

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:30
Hi all this is such an interesting feature the answers of what people want should be sent to all G/C because some of them hav,nt a clue,as Dovefromanbove has told me im lucky to have one near me at Overstrand Norfolk its just what everybody's asking for and i Dont work their honest, its just so good i noted the prices were sometimes half the local ones here in Wales,its has got little cafe, and the family talk to you and value your custom and no silly stuff for sale.im looking forward to using it, and i alwauys try to do a deal with the prices of things in a friendly way and get free delevery when they are passing it works ,good for their bussiness and good for me Alan

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:06
Hi Stebe,this year iv planted Hydrangea with stunning results,they grow quickly and are shallow rooters but like a good drink, and iv fed on nettle juice, next year more potash for lots of flowers. With the neutral soil id go for a good mulch for starters and get mauve mophead and lacecap (Hydrangea Macrophylla ) maybe a white one if youve room,.the good thing with hydrangea is they look after themselves look great so colourful and all this with just a tiny bit of TLC once a year.Also if you go to RHS Hydrangea theres loads of pics and info ,,Good luck S sorry this site wont let me put pics on STILL Alan

Bilberry

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:37
cheers Bob i,ll do the blues and make a note to let you know how they perform
avagoden,, gloomy down ere in Tenby all clouded in
Cheers Alan

next years carrot

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:33
up to 3 years ago the allotment was a field and although we bought in about 12 ton top soil we had blight,so did the other allotmenteers 50% lost crop to wire worm, and what was left in the 3 types of spud were huge scab infested ,the rest went to water when in the pan ,But this year new village new allotment ,new house, hence new carrots also we think the 4 ton of manure was not so good all who had it were disappointed as well,so a nice carrot to try please i think i might start them in the greenhouse toilet roll way if you think thats a good idea or no

Rubarb

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:03
wallflower,just as fidg says,and our top allotmenteer says dont cut just let it die back naturally then a good mulch/manure ,dont let the mulch/manure touch the crowns and let the cold winter do its work, im told it originally came from Siberia where it was a highly prized dried medicine, so cold is the answer and dont forget your not supposed to eat the first years crop ,,he says and his patch is just wonderful and sweet. Alan

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