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Latest posts by Alan4711

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:58

Neighbors i here what your saying and we have decided  to move to Norwich for a few reasons such as"" our neighbors back garden Is a tip and is in full view from our bedroom windows, he screams and shouts at his dog daily,why he has one i don't know,hes the noisiest neighbor we've ever ever  had so enoughs enough,,So  we have written a list of what we want from our new house ,at the top is NO neighbors ever again not ever ever and got to have a nice pub in walking distance everything else is negotiable thats my moan for the day


cacti soil

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:31

Morning all

now i don't mind buying cacti soil even if it is exorbitant here thats  when you can find it,So can anyone tell me is it poss to make my own mix as i will be needing a good few bags this coming year and id rather make my own anyway if poss,any ideas has anyone done it before,if not ill keep looking down here ,,here's hoping now Good luck all and bye the way surprise!! surprise!!, its still raining here in Tenby and turned a bit cold

Cheers Alan

Golden leylandi

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:22

Hi all

Verdun tell me if you cut Leylandi down as sugested does this actually halt all growth including roots cus if so this could be a big help to lots of people who have this prob tell me more please,,,,,



Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:55

Hi Cal, i started last year and just dived in with questions,, Now i have an allotment all clean, manured ,and tidy, just waiting to go this year and all due to this sites people giving me free advise, dive in no sharks here mate

Good Luck Alan4711

One very happy Birthday Girl:))))

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 14:50

will all ladies who don't like chocs please send them to me,i really wont mind having to eat them,life gets so tough some times but i will suffer them especially the fudge and please dont take any notice if Sotongeoff tries to get in on the act hes not to be trusted with chocolates,me me me,



Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:03

Hi all our rhubarb  given to us last summer was already 3 years old and  has only just poked its head through this week ,only about 2" high but the allotmenteers say everything is ok just a bit early yet,so not to worry mi duck get the custard ready

Good luck


At last

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 19:57

At last got a sunny day up the allotment today down here in Tenby,it was just great turned mi raised spud beds over a bit and the old manure has settled in just nicely just waiting for spuds,,water buts emptied and a touch of jayes bought em up sparkling,now full of fresh water with a touch of nettle tea all ready for summer ,wild life pond wakeing up, no frogs or toads yet but u can here them croaking away looking for mates or whatever, and not a slug in sight YET all the paths mowed,  scaffold boards all strimmed and presto all ready for the off whistle So good luck everybody its all getting close


Green manure- caliente mustard good for carrot root fly?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 19:34

hi all, i read the nettle tea or comfry tea was good for spraying as a carrot fly deterant as long as its watered to a weak looking tea colour ,also gardeners world mag had something in as well

good luck Alan4711

MOB rants

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 14:03

Talk about people leaving rubbish about hows this,, when we were in Cornwall we went for a drive to the seal sanctuary and on the way i took the coastal route which in parts gets along side the very end of beautiful water inlets and there in one was a 30 foot old cruiser  having seen much better days and resting on its but on the thick mud, access to the craft was on a scaffold board to where the fishermen sat in style fishing!!   on a huge old leather green settee, how they got it onto the craft i don't know but they had and it looked so funny people were stopping to photo it ,now that's recycling at its best so this time im not moaning

Alan 4711



Brian and his Spuds

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 13:12

Hi all im glad somebody asked that question as we have started chitting 3 weeks ago and almost nothing for the earliy Winston or the second Kestrel and main Cara maybe 1/4" or so thats all, there  in the well window lit garage and not frosty at all and i was getting a bit worried But all this info and now no probs just patient thats all i need ,never was much good at them

many thanks for the spud info and by the way iv just returned from the allotment i was there 15 mins just toooooooooo cold, nice cup o coffee and a pint 2nite good luck all 


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