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Frogspawn 2013

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 14:45

Tenby South Walesallotment ,a new pond last August but no frog spawn yet but can here the frogs calling in the fields around and on the allotments ,pond edge  is very shallow one end down to 4feet but 1 inch thick ice on top ,need some sun!!!

Alan

Tree

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 11:57

Bunny did it have any berries of any kind on it 

Alan

Compost v topsoil

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:05

for some reason Brumbull they live all around our allotments but have never yet been onto any, they never cause any probs and  just supply us with wonderfull mole soil

honestly its brill brum

Cheers Alan

vandalism

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 16:37

Hi Chica,last year we got a new allotment and shed,its on a hill and we were   advised to tie it down,Paliesglide and one or two more gave me good advise,this winter on our allotment  3 sheds have now been damaged by wind one very sevearly,mine has 2 scaffold poles 3 feet into the ground with a heavy duty mooring rope fastened over the roof and onto my waterbutts and one or two said i was going over the top, but our shed is still there and like you Kettle and all the gubbins for a cuppa and with our old lounge carpet on the floor, which i might add may bring a smile from some but this winter its made a great difference with my cuttings 

Good ;luck Alan4711

Compost v topsoil

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 16:16

believe it or not the best results iv had in pots so far has been 40/40 molesoil / topsoil and 20 fine grit,iv been out collecting molesoil again today, i dont know what the old mole does to it but it just works so well, and free

Cheers Alan4711

Bring back the Dove

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 14:50

Right u r matey NO SLUGS YET

Bargain Hunting

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 14:48

Greenbucket,this year for extra room we are useing builders merchants delevery bags,they should let you have the used ones for a couple of pounds,just fold the sides down to the depth you want ,we then put 4 pieces of old wood in to keep it square and fill it up,you can grow what ever you want in it just make sure theres drain holes in it, for water butts visit the nearest dairy farmer and ask him for any disinfecting tubs hes used,they are perfect (about 40gallon) and non returnable,they are useally glad to get rid of them or maybe a couple of pounds,

Good luck Alan4711

Bring back the Dove

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 14:38

Dove have i missed something here or what ,, has something happened that i dont know about,hope nobodies upset you we need all the help we can get us beginners,or maybe u bin on holls, fill me ion folks no holds barred come on,lets have it please

Alan4711

 

Potted Hydrangea

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 14:34

Hi Dove, an older gardener on our allotment told me if i wanted to turn Hydrangeas from blue to deep purple you can introduce  alaminium or iron mixes into the soil,he has one deep deep blue purple, he says he put a rusty nail into the roots when he planted it ,does this make sence to you ,hes assured me he,s not pulling my leg and his garden is stunning, iv got about 30 cuttings for this years planting out so i,ll give it a try and see what happens,

Alan4711

Filling a new raised bed.

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 14:20

Dove sounds about right,in a brand new allotment we deturfed,built raised beds from scaffold boards £4 each ,,one each side one cut in half for the ends then filled with top soil then covered with local farmyard manure ,full tractor load £20 filled 7 of these beds and left it to the worms,without a shadow of a doubt the raised beds are the way to go almost no work at all to maintain them once done and 5 monthes later the soil is all mixed and ready to go thanks to the critters in the soil,and all the beds are already well drained after all that rain all this advise was from this site and our neighbor allotmenteers and its worked a treat and very cheap to do

good luck Alan

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