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Raised Border

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 12:05

Hi Graham scaffolding companies are usually glad to deliver used scaffold boards if its  a decent number for around £ 4 a board, not as good as sleepers but cheaper. 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 11:58

Allotmenteers would be lost without there compost corners made from pallets and  all usually freemans 

Toil soil advice needed

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 11:51

we found raised beds the best way,as we had to use new soil but gave it a good manuring over winter the worms did all the work and we ended up with a no dig allotment ,but you do have to watch the moisture as they can dry a little quicker in summer.


New Allotment, advice please!!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 11:22

Carol , when we got our first allotment the ground was a field,we cleared the top and had to import about 11 tons of top soil so you can understand we meant business,, the best 2 things we did were 1 got a shed 2 talked to everybody and anybody on the allotments,after seeing the hard work we put in, the most knowledgeable allotmenteers waited till we put the kettle on and came to say hello,from that cup o tea came loads of info and loads of   " i got to many  these have you got room for them on your allotment" ), spuds, rhubarb,you name it we were given it, now we do the same in return, dont forget you only make mistakes in a hurry Enjoy and good luck.


figs bag or pit

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 10:57

Hi all ,i thought id pass this info on to anyone interested in figs,i wanted to know how the root bags compare to the fig pit,so i asked the main man  Stephen at Reads Nursery's, here is his answer These are good for several years, a lot depends on the soil type also. The main aim of the bag is to prevent excessive growth to get the tree fruiting, after that it is not so essential. In a few years ... 5-6 ? the fig will often break through , if it is essential to keep the tree small - use paving slabs to restict it. Hope this is useful. Alan



Posted: 06/03/2014 at 12:21

got2b honest aint seen a Wallaby ere in MUNS yet,thatS cus theres no signs 4em ,,YET


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 12:03

when we left Nottingham a few years ago i commented on missing the wild deer that are well liked in the Midlands, a few more years on,, and on the actual day we arrived in Mundesley Norfolk we noticed a sign on the Cromer road ref deer and as we passed it a small strange looking deer came out from behind it as if it owned the road and just stare at us, our first intro to the Muntjac,wot a cracking looking animal,especially on somebody else's garden 

Spanish Dagger

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 11:12

Worth a try mate,Kate collected about 8 that were left on the stem now cut off, were going to avago, it would be a treat if they take ,cheers Edd/Blairs for the info 

Fig Tree

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 11:06

Hi Dove iv just messaged Reads to see how the root bags perform once in the ground,as i dont want the roots to escape in a few years and lose some of the fruit, if they work then its a heck of a lot easier and cheaper than the slabs, hears hoping, and i wonder if anyone has used this method for any length of time on here.


no sprouts

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:32

we also lost ours due to being too gentle,every body who got cracking nobbies trod them in really firm and the best had supports

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