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Poorly Dwarf Cherry

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 11:49
looks like you got that one right Sue and im glad as im getting into cherries and fruit trees, Nice one iv saved all that
Alan

in or out fig

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 11:36
Hi Dove ,the strawbs would be really great, right this second were waiting for the solicitors to call saying weve exchanged or not ( just the same as yesterday ) and ask for a completion date, when we have a pint you will not believe our story and the Incompetence of estate agents And ( not ours)solicitors, you could make a tv comedy about it but for it not being so funny for us, anyway iv guessed PM is pers mess,so im sorting that as my bit dont let me do things that other people on here can, B lucky Alan

Potato Scab

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 11:21
Hi Andy were getting a new allotment very soon and were just not sure whether or not to try spuds under plastic like you did, ours that where a disaster were open ground ,mind you we did manure about 4 months before planting, But on a slope our drainage was good, its all sent to testus again init Good luck
Alan

Giant Peas?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 15:12
Hi Boater we also chose those peas and they were about 4.5 feet high ,the peas were just fantastic heavy crop, brilliant taste , were sold on them for next year,i fed very weak nettle tea just for starters then left them,good peas

Weed-Tea

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 15:02
possem2 this type of thing is usually with nettles or comfrey,dandelions are good ,bucket of water, sink the greens in weight them down ,cover 4 weeks ok , needs to look like weak tea ,i do 20 to 1 ,foliage wash 50 to 1, nettles are for leaf and stems growth ,comfrey same but contains more potash for fruit or flowers ,lots of advice on net and Utube.

Rainwater versus tap

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:58
I don't know that one Fairygirl, and you wouldn't want to hear me singing while im gardening believe me, good luck all

Potato Scab

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:48
Andy i watched Beech grove on tv this morning he said scab was soil too wet ,we lost 50/60% of all our crop this year with the same scab but it was, believe it or not twice as bad as yours and we had to throw them

Comfrey Feed

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:42
Hi Ian Flower and fidg are dead right,we make it by the dustbin load at the allotments and we all store it in old milk/coke anything bottles the bigger the better cool and dark does the trick for us,

Rainwater versus tap

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:32
Hi welsh ,all our water butts ( i have 4 x 40 gallon butts all joined up low down to get the flow to one tap on the end butt,) they are all covered and have a drain pipe going in from the shed all wildlife is kept out, we all get through a lot of water,
towards the end of summer when the butts are low we wash our tools in the butts with mild Jeyes then scrub the inside of the butts which need keeping fresh as poss as recommended by RHS and Jeyes ,any type of disease is hopefully killed off ready for the winter rains to fill them up again,this is done by all our allotmenteers that i know of. We find Jeyes good for hygiene on the allotments a can lasts me years as its only used very sparingly, Alan

Rainwater versus tap

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:41
Hi super ,there is no competition between rain and tap for plants, first choice as always rain, unfortunately i cant find any advise on old tap water from RHS but theres lots of advice on grey water and soft /boiled and such, just go RHS tap water plants ,you cant beat big butts thats the answer,keep em clean with Jeyes fluid once a year as recommended by RHS it works for all us allotmenteers,

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