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Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:22
Hi , I cut a large one down to the ground earlier and as it came back i fed with Nettle tea to allow it to get a good start with all its new growth which is now a deep dark lush green,next year im feeding on comfrey for more phosphate to get good flowers its all worked very very well before good luck


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 10:59
Jeffd could be right ,i also gave ours a good cut and used them for cuttings and they are now very nicely flowering already, so before getting getting rid if you do i think cuttings might be the answer. Alan4711


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 10:39
and another thing about moving i,ll have a green house ,a new petrol mower And a shredder how about that, and in Mundesley lots of people put fruit and cakes and flowers out on there walls with an honesty box how about that then what a nice way to live,we will be doing lots of cuttings next year And almost forgot weve got an allotment to go to, our wall will have loads of veg and plants for sale And a car boot thing now and again a little table loads of spuds and beetroot and all that then into the pub,now can you beat it, i dont think so, are we looking forward to it OH YES, its all getting much better even if it is chucking it down


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 10:22
Hi all , were moving in about 10 days (hopefully if the solicitors dont start having 4 days a week off or going on holiday or out at lunch again" ill get him to call you" Ha Ha no he wont) and im gathering as many pots as poss to go on the van last on first off, when its full then that's it our house buyers will get some really great plants, im also taking a lot of cuttings just cant leave em they become part of the house as they grow,and talking of growing iv cut a passion flower about 6 weeks ago and its now 28 inches high and the one in the garden in a fan shape is about 4/5 months old and 8 foot by 9 foot just lately everything is racing away just when i want them to slow a bit for the move so good luck with the new house and garden
avaguden Alan4711


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 18:40
Nanny last year most of our allotmenteers had Tommy blight and so we had lots of green tom chutney ,(recipe from this site ) it is just great so youv now got plan B
no probs


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 17:48
Hi Grum this year iv taken lots off honey suckle cuttings, some now in good size pots and one in the garden in almost full shade trained on a fan ,in just a few months the fan is now around 6/8 foot tall and 8 or 9 feet wide its romping away,also the ones in pots are all in great shape,i also put them in J,Innes compost and 50/50 of my own garden compost,but all the plants have been fed on Nettle Tea from the start as i wanted good growth on roots,stems and leaf in the first year to get them big and strong and going onto Comfey tea next year to add more Phosphate to the plants for the flowers, however the have all given a really good show of flowers already and are all a really deep healthy green,next year i will top them all with good compost and feed on comfrey Tea
Good luck Alan4711 PS i cant upload pics on this site sorry


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 10:39
Hi Fairy the trouble drilling into conyposts is that you will probably need to use the hammer part on the drill ,this is the prob, but i would try a 5mm or 6mm mansony (concrete bit) with the red rawl plugs ,if you cant borrow one their about ??4 for a decent one ,a cheap one will not drill straight thats when they sheer off target and lumps of cony come off, if you have a smaller bit then do a pilot hole first at the base of the post just in case its not going to have it at all,if you do go to builders supply yard or iron mungers they will give you what you need, you dont have to pay the earth,what about borrowing a bit and just get the plugs to fit ,then you can get the eye screws to simply screw in, if it looks like its going to be ok remember to drill dead center,pilot first a little deeper than the plugs Or you can do what my neighbors do and shout "" Alan avyagotaminint """
good luck Alan


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 10:57
Julie this year we had Winston as early and they were a good yield of spuds that fall to pieces and tasted horrible, Kestrel were our seconds and are being dug up from 2 weeks ago and are a good yield and great tasters, Cara as main and already coming up huge and great tasting, some had really good flowers some hardly any, I believe the flower timing for digging up is not really foolproof but a little teasing away at the end of the row shows ready or not and ours are all ready no need to dig it right up just have a looksee, best on our allotments so far are Atlantic ???? (Jersey Royals) and Charlotte are being bragged about by a good few of them,
good luck Alan4711


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:41
Hopefully people will now take notice and try it ""Avon calling"" imgon


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 11:43
Hi Dove ,you,v dunit again iv just joined what a great idea for our move to Mundsly as im told its pronounced, going to be hedgehogs everywhere and im glad to see they can swim ( good sized pond planned) keep all the advise up gel manyofem

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