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Latest posts by Alan4711

Midges/mosquito help!!!

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 20:28
Hi Luubear last year on the allotments i was bitten and it was very painful and some bites really swelled up , we were advised that Skin so soft by Avon works so we tried it and yes it worked just great, now almost the whole allotment use it we also found that our forces abroad use it,(true) Avon don't claim it to be anything but a skin care product but i can tell you for midges including huge horse flies it worked better than everything else ,we now keep it in the allotment shed and at home and its not expensive, if you dont get a reaction from it and no one here did it might be worth trying good luck

fig cuttings

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 11:10
Hi all if this is a duplicate im sorry my post didn't work ,Right a friend is allowing me to take cuttings form his fig tree, i understand how to contain the planting but don't know how to take cuttings from a fig tree any advise would be good, Good luck and thank you Alan4711

Ant Attack

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 11:00
Grama this is not a joke but its donkys years sinse i even saw semolina do you cook it or what

Compost course

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 10:55
Hi artjak ,im moving to Norfolk soon, can you give me any information on the course you did please it sounds very good

herbs in oil

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 10:41
Dove does it again nice one Alan still no smileys


Posted: 23/04/2013 at 15:45
HI as i posted yesterday the Jeyes ready to use disinfectant is so far lasting for months no cats come near now it works for me ,

sun dried toms

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 18:18
Hi Book right i,ll give it a try many thanks for that

Top soil needed

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 15:59
Hi Goldies right we had 11 tons last year local is cheaper about ??24 a ton for ok stuff for gardening general,more expensive quality stuff is out there at a price

sun dried toms

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 15:54
High Busy yes im on a laptop and Google chrome,i had smileys before i had the laptop serviced 2 weeks ago, the laps great but no smiley fun any more,and i had the same result on the sundried try


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 15:51
Geewiz, we are apart of 25 other allotmenteers here in Tenby and all agree Raised beds,, spend your time preping your garden,as booky said dont rush into planting till your ready lots of info on here scaffold boards and water butts and all that info is here ,prep it once and no digging from then on it doesnt need doing again, just adding top goodness and let the worms do it, When you do your plan remember that rotation is required as well ,we spent last summer building our allotment from a field of an 18" high wasteland and its all being planted now after all the hard work is done, just keep asking we did
Good luck G

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