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First day on the allotment...

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 11:53
i think the best thing we did was get a shed,trouble is once u have one you cant do without it, as the tool collection starts, tea and coffee jars small camp stove and your away into need more shelves mode its great and we laid an old carpet down the other allotmenteers all smiled but the difference in winter was considerable so we put another old one on top again all snug as ,and so did some of the others ,whos smiling now we thought, an old shower curtain helped as well across the window at night, old scaffold boards left over from the raised beds became table and seats, we dug a small pond and the frogs moved in in summer it was busy ,nice people allotmenteers all helpful,and in winter id sit with mi coffee and just enjoy it all and planning away for the next season,cant beat it.

types of Blueberris

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:46
one or two people talking about blueberry this might help , Varieties to try 'Earliblue' - a vigorous, early ripening variety. It has medium to large, light blue berries, excellent sweet flavour and impressive autumn colour. 'Bluetta' - a fairly tasty and vigorous, compact variety, with a spreading habit, producing a medium-sized, light blue berry. 'Patriot' - a high-yielding, vigorous, hardy variety with medium to large blue berries and excellent flavour. 'Bluecrop' T- large, light blue berries with good flavour. It's slightly aromatic and has excellent orange and copper leaves in autumn. 'Herbert' - arguably the tastiest variety of blueberry. It produces large berries and has moderate vigour. 'Bluejay' - a mid-season, fast-growing, reliable variety that has superb autumn colour. It only produces moderate yields of medium large berries, but has a good, slightly tart flavour. 'Ivanhoe' - mid-season, erect variety with large, delicious, dark blue berries. A vigorous plant with good autumn colour. 'Bluegold' - a mid- to late season variety, vigorous but low-growing, with high yields. It's ideal for growing in pots and produces very tasty berries in August. The fruit has a longer life than most varieties. 'Coville' - very late, vigorous variety with large fruit that can be left on the bush for a long time before dropping. good luck dont forget ,spread the picking season out .

First day on the allotment...

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:23
Hi Zoomer just a thought ,as i made this mistake on our last allotment,dont use rubber backed carpets,they are no good for the soil,, also you might want to consider the no digging beds, we did raised no dig beds saved us a huge amount of work and looks clean and tidy with narrow paths in between, and you only have to do them once they work very well good luck.

cold frame wood or brick

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:10
Hi all,i love it when a question gets results like this and all the answers are relative to the actual first question, some really good ideas here, weve just refitted some d/glazing and im going to use the old windows for a clod frame, im going for a low brick wall, then a sole plate of 4x2 timber screwed onto the top of the walls and then the windows, i might even hinge them, iv also done one before by just using the actual glass easily taken out of the frames makes them simple to move off and on the frame, and as Dave says polystyrene insulation, i think Higgies ideas is good nice and easy to do, good luck all

fruit tree planting

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 10:48
iv just noticed its ice cream i thought it was a beer sign wonder wot it tastes like ,hope its not the same price as a pint cu

fruit tree planting

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 10:45
cheers matey no luck on the meat draw last night but beer and crowd was good even this time of year loads of holliday makers and 2 more nice people just bought a house who fitted in very well right im off by4now

fruit tree planting

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 16:04
Hi Dove ,Kates just finished planting our 2 new apples as directed by the site foremen (me ) (through your advice) and look really good nicely surprised to find really good loamy light well draining light brown soil with a hint of sand,also all the rain we had only reached about 8 inches down then it was nicely damp ,Now how much water do you think per tree iv given them half a gallon so far ?? And did you read Bob the Gardener,s now a LEGEND ,he will probably start charging for services rendered soon ,i can just see it Monty and Bob the legend,
And as advised Kate gets a reward in the local tonight Vodka ,n,Coke n a pintobitta B lucky Alan

Blueberries

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 09:09
Hi Mrs G perhaps some extra potash for more fruit might help,

how do you attach a photo on this forum as its not on any of the icons?

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 10:39
hi matey im using a fairly new Fujitsu lap top, i dont get anything other than the box to wright in my name on top left hand side nothing else, iv checked my personal settings all correct ,the icons Bob has shown dont come up at all , but hay fogs gone suns out ,cant avitall
cheers dove

how do you attach a photo on this forum as its not on any of the icons?

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 09:35
me again when i start the thread i dont have icons how do i get them thats why i cant operate properly no icons wheres my icons ,whos gotem

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